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Brucella Pneumonia with Systemic Complications and Pancytopenia: A Case Report

[ Vol. 21 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Simin Seyedpour, Behzad Khodaei, Malihe Hassan Nezhad, Seyed Ahmad Seyed Alinaghi and Fereshteh Ghiasvand*   Pages 300 - 302 ( 3 )

Abstract:


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. 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. 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.

Affiliation:

Students’ Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Nanomedicine Research Association (NRA), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Students’ Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iranian Research Center for HIV/AIDS, Iranian Institute for Reduction of High Risk Behaviors, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Liver Transplantation Research Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran



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