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Hepatosplenic abscesses due to Brucella melitensis: report of a case involving a child and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8852967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Suppurative disease of the liver and/or spleen is a rare and serious complication of human brucellosis. In the English-language literature, only nine cases have been reported, all involving adults with chronic infection. We report the case of a young child in whom abscesses of the liver and spleen developed during acute brucellosis. Brucella melitensis was cultured from an aspirate of the liver and from the bone marrow. After percutaneous drainage of the liver abscess, the patient responded to a 56-day course of antimicrobial therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of hepatosplenic abscess due to a Brucella species in a child.
J G Vallejo; A M Stevens; R V Dutton; S L Kaplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-05     Completed Date:  1996-12-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas, 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / microbiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Brucella melitensis / isolation & purification*
Brucellosis / microbiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Liver Abscess / microbiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Splenic Diseases / microbiology*,  pathology,  physiopathology
Tomography Scanners, X-Ray Computed

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