W. E. BULLOCK, M.D.; L. G. TOBIAN, M.D.; P. M. ARNESEN, M.D.
Approximately 10 to 15% of those who contract acute brucellosis will still be disabled a year or more after the onset of their illness (1). This is true both for untreated cases and those receiving appropriate antibiotic therapy. Such chronicity is largely related to the presence of localizing complications, often associated with several relapses. Brucella suis is the species most likely to cause a form of human illness that is complicated by chronic suppurative lesions of bones, joints, and parenchymal tissues (2). It is the purpose of this report to present an unusual case of osteomyelitis due to Br. suis
BULLOCK WE, TOBIAN LG, ARNESEN PM. An Unusual Case of Brucellar Osteomyelitis Associated with Serum Blocking Antibody Activity. Ann Intern Med. ;61:938–943. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-938
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):938-943.
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