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Illness in a redeployed soldier.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17521107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Overseas deployments place military personnel at risk for tropical diseases not typically observed on the U.S. mainland. This case describes the first reported case of brucellosis returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. A 31-year-old infantry soldier complained of a 6-week history of headaches, relapsing fever, and constitutional symptoms since returning from Iraq. This soldier was determined to have the only reported case of brucellosis, but was one of many soldiers at risk from eating unpasteurized cheese on the local economy. Although malaria and leishmaniasis continue to be the most common deployment-related illnesses, brucellosis must also be considered in the differential of any redeployed soldier with headache, fever, and body aches. Public health as well as command elements must reinforce their role in preventing exposure to this pathogen.
Dana R Nguyen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  172     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-24     Completed Date:  2007-06-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Womack Army Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Fort Bragg, NC 28310, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Brucellosis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Doxycycline / therapeutic use
Military Medicine*
Military Personnel*
Rifampin / therapeutic use
United States
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 13292-46-1/Rifampin; 564-25-0/Doxycycline

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