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brucellosis treatment

Julio César García Casallas, Walter Villalobos Monsalve, Sara Consuelo Arias Villate, Ingrid Marisol Fino Solano
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is one of the most widespread zoonoses worldwide. It can affect any organ system, particularly the gastrointestinal system, but there is no report of acute liver failure as a brucellosis complication. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of acute liver failure secondary to brucellosis infection. A 75-year-old Hispanic man presented to a University Hospital in Chía, Colombia, with a complaint of 15 days of fatigue, weakness, decreased appetite, epigastric abdominal pain, jaundice, and 10 kg weight loss...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
S W Zuo, Z L Ni, Y B Yao, R S Yang, S K Wang, Y H Zhou
Objective: To investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella and to provide a scientific basis for rational drug use and effective treatment of patients with brucellosis. Methods: A total of 41 Brucella strains were isolated from the blood of patients with brucellosis in 5 counties and 2 districts in Yuxi City, China from 2014 to 2016. The susceptibility to 23 antimicrobial drugs was tested using Kirby-Bauer (K-B) disk diffusion method and the sizes of antimicrobial rings were recorded. The susceptibility testing results were interpreted according to the Drug Susceptibility Testing Guideline (2009 version) ...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Fanjie Meng, Xiangpo Pan, Wenzhen Tong
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease with a high morbidity in developing countries, but there the optimal treatment is not yet determined. Therefore, the development of a simple and effective treatment is important. The aim of this study was to summarize the available evidences and compare rifampicin with streptomycin in human brucellosis with doxycycline as background regimen. We systematically searched PubMed, EmBase, and the Cochrane Library from their inception up through December 2016. We included studies with a randomized controlled design that evaluated the effect of streptomycin compared with rifampicin in human brucellosis patients who received doxycycline therapy as background regimen...
2018: PloS One
María Virginia Gentilini, Ayelén Ivana Pesce Viglietti, Paula Constanza Arriola Benitez, Andrea Elena Iglesias Molli, Gloria Edith Cerrone, Guillermo Hernán Giambartolomei, María Victoria Delpino
Brucella abortus induces an inflammatory response that stimulates the endocrine system resulting in the secretion of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Osteoarticular brucellosis is the most common presentation of the active disease in humans, and we have previously demonstrated that B. abortus infection inhibits osteoblast function. We aimed to evaluate the role of cortisol and DHEA on osteoblast during B. abortus infection. B. abortus infection induces apoptosis and inhibits osteoblast function. DHEA treatment reversed the effect of B...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Mesut Yilmaz, Canan Yasar, Selda Aydin, Okan Derin, Bahadir Ceylan, Ali Mert
We present a 35-year-old female patient who was started on rifampicin (900 mg orally once daily) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) (160/800 mg orally twice daily) after being diagnosed with brucellosis. Following defervescence and improvement in her general condition, fever recurred on the 12th day of treatment. A re-challenge drug test lead to causality assessment and treatment was switched to a combination of streptomycin (1 g intramuscularly) for 10 days and TMP/SMX (160/800 mg orally twice daily) for 4 weeks...
February 9, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
Marco Rossi, Carlo Tascini, Novella Carannante, Giovanni Di Caprio, Sonia Sofia, Carmelo Iacobello
Brucellosis is the most common zoonosis in the world and it is caused by ingestion of foods contaminated by Brucella spp. that is able to avoid the immune system and can involve every organ system. The bacteria may affect the Central Nervous System (CNS) directly or using phagocytic cells with the way of the "Trojan Horse Model". Meningitis is the most common form of neuro-brucellosis (NB) but other neurological manifestation, with variable onset, such as severe encephalic involvement, neuropathy, vascular damage, radiculitis and hydrocephalus might happened...
January 31, 2018: New Microbiologica
Nesrin Ghanem-Zoubi, Silvia Pessah Eljay, Emilia Anis, Mical Paul
To investigate the association between the incidence of human brucellosis (HB) and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), a population-based, cross-sectional aggregate data study was conducted in Israel between 2010 and 2014. HB-endemic localities were matched by ethnicity, population size and socioeconomic status to localities with a low incidence of HB. We compared APO rates in high-incidence vs low-incidence localities. The primary outcome was intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). Secondary outcomes were premature birth (less than 37 weeks), early or threatened labour and poor fetal growth...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Lixin Lou, Wanguo Bao, Xianjun Liu, Hongxiao Song, Yang Wang, Kaiyu Zhang, Wenjing Gao, Haijun Li, Zhengkun Tu, Shaofeng Wang
Naturally occurring functional variants (rs148314165 and rs200820567, collectively referred to as TT>A) reduce the expression of the tumor necrosis factor α-induced protein 3 (TNFAIP3) gene, a negative regulator of NF-κB signaling, and predispose individuals to autoimmune disease. In this analysis, we conducted a genetic association study of the TT>A variants in 1209 controls and in 150 patients with brucellosis, an infectious disease, and further assessed the role of the variants in brucellosis. Our data demonstrated that the TT>A variants were correlated with cases of brucellosis (P = 0...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Zhi-Guo Liu, Dong-Dong Di, Miao Wang, Ri-Hong Liu, Hong-Yan Zhao, Dong-Ri Piao, Zhong-Zhi Zhao, Yong-Qing Hao, Ya-Nan Du, Hai Jiang, Bu-Yun Cui, Xian-Zhu Xia
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic disease in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China and Ulanqab exhibits the highest prevalence of brucellosis in this region. Due to the complex nature of Brucellosis, a cure for this disease has proven to be elusive. Furthermore, the reduced susceptibility of Brucella spp. to antimicrobial agents has been reported as a potential cause of therapeutic failure. However, detailed in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility patterns pertaining to Brucella isolates from this region have not yet been published...
January 16, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Anna Lazutkin, Maya Korem, Jeffrey M Weinberger, Ron Eliashar, Nir Hirshoren
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients with Brucella infection present with nonspecific symptoms originating from different organs. In this study, we investigated the manifestations involving principally the otolaryngology/head and neck region. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort chart review. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients diagnosed with brucellosis in a tertiary medical center. Medical records of 55 patients treated for positive Brucella blood cultures between 2007 and 2016 were analyzed...
January 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
K A Franc, R C Krecek, B N Häsler, A M Arenas-Gamboa
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is an endemic zoonotic disease in most of the developing world that causes devastating losses to the livestock industry and small-scale livestock holders. Infected animals exhibit clinical signs that are of economic significance to stakeholders and include reduced fertility, abortion, poor weight gain, lost draught power, and a substantial decline in milk production. In humans, brucellosis typically manifests as a variety of non-specific clinical signs. Chronicity and recurring febrile conditions, as well as devastating complications in pregnant women are common sequelae...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
P A Kazerooni, M Fararouei, M Nejat, M Akbarpoor, Z Sedaghat
OBJECTIVES: The important steps in controlling infectious diseases are fast detection, proper treatment and on-time reporting of cases to the appropriate authorities. This study was conducted to evaluate the quality of Iranian communicable diseases surveillance system (CDSS) for zoonotic diseases in rural areas of Fars province (Iran's third largest province). STUDY DESIGN: The three most important evaluation indices of CDSS, namely under-ascertainment, under-reporting and timeliness, for the three most common zoonotic diseases were measured using independent data source obtained from door-to-door interviews and patients' medical records...
December 11, 2017: Public Health
Xiaodong Zai, Qiaoling Yang, Ying Yin, Ruihua Li, Mengying Qian, Taoran Zhao, Yaohui Li, Jun Zhang, Ling Fu, Junjie Xu, Wei Chen
Brucella spp. are facultative intracellular pathogens that cause chronic brucellosis in humans and animals. The virulence of Brucella primarily depends on its successful survival and replication in host cells. During invasion of the host tissue, Brucella is simultaneously subjected to a variety of harsh conditions, including nutrient limitation, low pH, antimicrobial defenses, and extreme levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) via the host immune response. This suggests that Brucella may be able to regulate its metabolic adaptation in response to the distinct stresses encountered during its intracellular infection of the host...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
Seyed Mohammad J Mortazavi, Mohammad R Sobhan, Hamed Mazoochy
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a rewarding procedure in patients with hemophilia and end stage knee hemophilic arthropathy. However, this procedure might be associated with complications such as infection. There periprosthetic joint infection in patients with hemophilia is very well known, though we are not aware of any previous report on Brucella infection in this group of patients. Here, we reported a 28-year old man with Brucella infection of total knee replacement who initially underwent a conservative treatment followed bya two-stage revision...
September 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Siyuan Fan, Haitao Ren, Yanping Wei, Chenhui Mao, Zhenzi Ma, Lu Zhang, Li Wang, Ying Ge, Taisheng Li, Liying Cui, Honglong Wu, Hongzhi Guan
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is the most common zoonotic infection in the world. Brucellosis with nervous system involvement is known as 'neurobrucellosis' (NB). The diagnosis of NB is difficult because its clinical manifestations are non-specific and the sensitivity of routine culture tests is low. METHODS: Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was used to detect pathogens in patients with clinically suspected central nervous system (CNS) infections at a tertiary referral center in China between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017...
February 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Tooba Abbassi-Daloii, Soheil Yousefi, Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati, Mojtaba Tahmoorespur
Brucellosis caused by the bacterium Brucella affects various domestic and wild species. The outer membrane proteins 25 and 31 play key roles on stimulation of cell-mediated immune response against Brucella. GroEL as one of the major Brucella antigens stimulates the immune system and increases intracellular survival of bacteria. In the present study, we assumed injection of GroEL in combination with OMP25 and OMP31 would offer higher immunity levels. So, the impact of GroEL with different concentrations of recombinant outer membrane proteins emulsified in Chitosan Nanoparticles on immune responses was evaluated in mice model...
November 20, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
M S W Quaak, H H J Bavelaar, J Berkhout, G J Truin, E M Bijker
BACKGROUND: Neurobrucellosis is a rare complication of brucellosis, a bacterial zoonotic disease endemic in regions such as the Middle East. It is important to be alert for this imported disease in the Netherlands as well, especially among migrants. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 14-year-old boy from Syria presented with headache, vomiting and weight loss. Brucella melitensis was identified in the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient's condition deteriorated despite antibiotic treatment, particularly neurologically, and imaging revealed a newly developed hydrocephalus...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
S Thakur, J S Bedi, R Singh, J P S Gill, A K Arora, Neeraj Kashyap
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is one of the neglected zoonotic diseases in humans. The serological methods based on antibody detections are unable to detect the effectiveness of treatment in humans as antibodies persist for long time in humans even after therapy. Therefore, we developed qPCR technique to overcome such discrepancy and device a rapid and efficient test for both diagnosis and follow up of the brucellosis affected individuals. METHODS: High risk suspected individuals with positive serology (RBPT, STAT and iELISA) and PCR were mainly analyzed for DNA quantification by qPCR assay...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
L Luo, B T Zhou, H L Wang, H T Dou, T S Li
Objective: To analyze the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of patients with Brucella endocarditis in order to improve the understanding and treatment of Brucella endocarditis. Methods: The clinical data including demographic characteristics, clinical features, laboratory data, echocardiography, treatment and clinical outcome of 6 patients with Brucella endocarditis were collected and analyzed. Results: In our database consisting of 211 brucellosis patients with positive blood culture, 6 patients (2...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
W H Zhang
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October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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