Human brucellosis: Experience from a tertiary care hospital in southern India

Sudipta Patra, K. E. Vandana, Chaitanya Tellapragada, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay

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The aim of our study was to examine and compare the clinical presentations, complications, laboratory findings, treatment and outcome of patients with acute, subacute and chronic forms of brucellosis in a tertiary care setting. This hospital-based observational study was undertaken between April 2015 and March 2017. Patients diagnosed with brucellosis, either by blood culture and/or serology, were recruited. A total of 94 cases of brucellosis of acute, subacute and chronic forms were observed in 78.7%, 15.9% and 5.3%, respectively. Blood culture grew Brucella spp. in 70.2% cases. Serological tests showed positivity in 96.8% of the patients. Using multivariate logistic regression analysis, fever and upper back pain were significant predictors for both acute and chronic forms of the disease, respectively. There is a need to increase awareness and understand the local sero-epidemiological pattern of brucellosis as it is still little known.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-372
Number of pages5
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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