Brucella Pneumonia with Systemic Complications and Pancytopenia: A Case Report

Author(s): Simin Seyedpour, Behzad Khodaei, Malihe Hassan Nezhad, SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, Fereshteh Ghiasvand*

Journal Name: Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets
Formerly Current Drug Targets - Infectious Disorders

Volume 21 , Issue 2 , 2021

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Background: Iran, which is regarded as an endemic region for brucellosis, ranks second in brucella prevalence in the world. Pulmonary involvement is a rare complication of brucellosis. In this article, we aimed to report a case of systemic brucellosis complicated with brucella pneumonia.

Case Presentation: A 39-years-old man was referred to the emergency department with weakness, productive coughs and severe weight loss during 8 months. Agglutination tests for brucellosis showed high titers suggestive for brucella infection. After 6 days of treatment, the patients’ clinical state improved significantly.

Conclusion: The patient had systemic signs and bone marrow suppression with pulmonary involvement that his diagnosis confirmed with delay after one year, but with treatment, he had a very good outcome.

Keywords: Brucellosis, pneumonia, pancytopenia, complication, case report, systemic.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 22 April, 2020
Page: [294 - 296]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1871526520666200422110306
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