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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 130-131

A case of pediatric systemic brucellosis presenting with urinary symptoms

Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Karnataka Lingayat Education University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Varun Goel
Division of Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.117919

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Human brucellosis is a multisystem and potentially lethal disease of zoonotic origin with highly variable and non-specific clinical presentation. We report here on a 4-year-old pediatric patient who was presented with fever, chills, frequency, urgency of urine, and pain in lower abdomen. Blood cultures yielded slow-growing gram-negative coccobacilli that were later identified as Brucella melitensis. To the best of our knowledge, this is one of the few rare case reports of Brucellosis with symptoms of urinary tract infection in a female child.

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