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Severe pharyngitis in stockbreeders: an unusual presentation of brucellosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18397911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract Brucellosis is a known occupational hazard for shepherds, abattoir workers, veterinarians, dairy industry professionals and personnel in microbiological laboratories. Any organ may be affected by Brucella species but to date, severe manifestations in the pharynx have never been reported as the prevailing features of brucellosis. We report two cases in stockbreeders who presented with high-grade fever and severe exudative pharyngitis accompanied by severe odynophagia in the first and with high-grade fever and a history of relapsing tonsillitis in the second. We therefore recommend including brucellosis in the differential diagnosis of febrile patients suffering from unexplained pharyngitis or tonsillitis who belong to high-risk groups for contracting brucellosis.
Kalliopi Zachou; Panagiotis A Papamichalis; George N Dalekos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Occupational medicine (Oxford, England)     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1471-8405     ISO Abbreviation:  Occup Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-29     Completed Date:  2008-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205857     Medline TA:  Occup Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine and Research Laboratory of Internal Medicine, Medical School, University of Thessaly, Papakiriazi 22 Street, 41222 Larissa, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Agglutination Tests
Animal Husbandry / methods
Antibodies, Bacterial / isolation & purification
Brucella melitensis / immunology,  isolation & purification*
Brucellosis* / diagnosis
Dairy Products
Diagnosis, Differential
Pharyngitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*
Sheep Diseases / microbiology*,  transmission
Tonsillitis / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial

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