Acute pancreatitis associated with brucellosis (Journal article)

Papaioannides, D./ Korantzopoulos, P./ Sinapidis, D./ Charalabopoulos, K./ Akritidis, N.

CONTEXT: Acute pancreatitis can be caused by a variety of infectious agents but it is regarded as an extremely rare complication of brucellosis. CASE REPORT: We briefly describe a 56-year-old man who presented with acute pancreatitis, fever, myalgia, and other clinical symptoms. Brucella melitensis was cultured from his blood. All clinical manifestations gradually resolved with the institution of intramuscular streptomycin and oral doxycycline therapy. CONCLUSION: Acute pancreatitis may rarely be a complication of infection with B. melitensis. In areas where brucellosis is endemic, it should be kept in mind that acute pancreatitis may result from infection with brucella organisms.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
Keywords: Acute Disease,Amylases/blood,Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use,Brucella melitensis/isolation & purification,Brucellosis/*complications/diagnosis/drug therapy,Doxycycline/therapeutic use,Humans,Male,Middle Aged,Pancreas/pathology/radiography,Pancreatitis/blood/*diagnosis/*etiology,Streptomycin/therapeutic use,Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN: 1590-8577
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