Brucella Septic Arthritis: Case Reports and Review of the Literature.
Case Rep Infect Dis. 2016;2016:4687840.
Elzein FE1, Sherbeeni N1.
1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Riyadh 11159, Saudi Arabia.
Brucellosis is one of the commonest zoonotic infections worldwide. The disease is endemic in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean area. Osteoarticular involvement is a frequent manifestation of brucellosis. It tends to involve the sacroiliac joints more commonly; however, spondylitis and peripheral arthritis are increasingly reported. Brucellosis can be overlooked especially in the presence of companion bacteria. Hence, it should be suspected in all patients with septic arthritis in endemic areas or in patients visiting such areas.
Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Bacteriemias, Biología Molecular, Epidemiología, F.O.D, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis.