D. E. BERGSAGEL, M.D.; R. E. BEAMISH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. C. WILT, M.D.
Brucellosis in man has become a serious problem in the agricultural areas of the United States and Canada. Accordingly, much has been written about the epidemiology, pathology, general manifestations, diagnosis and control. Less attention has been paid to the localized effects. Although fleeting arthralgia is a common feature of acute brucellosis, destructive bone and joint lesions are less familiar, partly because of their rarity and partly because of the difficulty in establishing the diagnosis.
Several types of bone and joint lesions have been described in undulant fever. The commonest form of joint involvement is a generalized polyarthritis. In a study
BERGSAGEL DE, BEAMISH RE, WILT JC. BRUCELLA ARTHRITIS OF THE HIP JOINT: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE TREATED WITH TERRAMYCIN1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:767–776. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-4-767
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