Brucella Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in a Patient with Chronic Liver Disease

  • Bruno Marmelo Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Telma Pereiro Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Paula Sousa Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Joana Capelo Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Adelino Carragoso Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal

Keywords

Brucellosis, Brucella, Brucella mellitensis, peritonitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, monomicrobial nonneutrocytic bacterascites.

Abstract

Objectives: To report a case of Brucella peritonitis.

Patient and methods: We describe the case of a patient and present a brief review of the few published reports.

Results: The patient had alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and was diagnosed with Brucella non-neutrocytic bacterascites.

Conclusion: Brucellosis is a common zoonosis with worldwide distribution. It is a systemic disease with the potential to predominantly affect one organ or a specific system (focal brucellosis). However, peritoneal focalization of this disease is a very rare presentation.

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Published: 2015-07-24

Issue: Vol. 2 No. 4 (2015) (view)

Section: Articles

How to cite:
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Marmelo B, Pereiro T, Sousa P, Capelo J, Carragoso A. Brucella Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in a Patient with Chronic Liver Disease. EJCRIM 2015;2 doi:10.12890/000_252.

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