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Title: Η βρουκέλλωση σαν λοίμωξη της κοινότητας
Brucellosis, a community infection
Authors: Γκαμπράνης, Ιωάννης Β.
Μαργαρίτης, Αναστάσιος
Καπετάνος, Γεώργιος
Ζιάκα, Μ.
Νασιάκος, Γεώργιος Ι.
Παπαδόπουλος, Β.
Καλατζής, Κωνσταντίνος
Παπαλαγάρα, Γ.
Καρανίκας, Κωνσταντίνος
Item type: Journal article
Keywords: Βρουκέλλωση;Λοίμωξη κοινότητας;Brucellosis;Community infection
Subjects: Ιατρική
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2014
Date of availability: 1-Jun-2014
Publisher: Μωραίτου-Σιδερίδη, Ε. Μ.
Abstract: Brucellosis continues to be an important sourceof morbidity in several countries, particularly amongagricultural and pastoral populations. Clinical andlaboratory data from 27 patients with acute brucellosiswere statistically analysed with the SPSS 11.0 for Windows program. The commonest symptomsobserved in our study population were fever (88.8%),sweating (66,6%), arthralgias (66,6%), fatigue (55,5%),headache (40%), anorexia (22,2%), weight loss (18.5%),irritability (11,1%), spondylitis (11,1%), sacroiliitis(11,1%), peripheral arthritis (3,7%), symptoms ofmeningo-engefalitis (3,7%) and chest pain (3,7%). Weconfirmed one case of neurobrucellosis, one case ofmyocarditis, whereas one patient suffered rupture ofhis splen. Blood cultures were positive in 48,14% ofcases. The duration of antimicrobial therapy (median,90 days; range, 42-270 days) varied according toclinical response. The relapse rate was 23,7% and itwas higher in the team of patients receiving treatmentfor an interval up to two months.
Language: Greek
Journal: Ιατρικά Χρονικά
Medical Annals
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
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