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Granulomatous myositis associated with brucellosis: A case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22246889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Brucellosis, a multisystem infectious disorder, continues to be a serious public health problem in some parts of the world. Neurobrucellosis constitutes about 4% of all brucellosis cases. Brucellosis-associated myositis is extremely rare, and there is only 1 reported case in the English literature. We report a 16-year-old boy with subacute, fluctuating, progressive muscle pain, with tenderness, swelling, and diffuse, asymmetric weakness. He also had significantly elevated serum Brucella titers and a muscle biopsy showed inflammatory granulomatous myositis. We review the literature on myositis associated with brucellosis. Muscle Nerve, 2012.
Authors:
Suleiman Kojan; Adel Alothman; Ziad Althani; Ali Alshehri; Nouf Mansour; Ali Khathaami; Abdulrazzaq Haider; Mohammed Al-Jumah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1097-4598     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  290-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh 11481, Saudi Arabia; Division of Neurology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. smkojan@yahoo.com.
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