BERNARD JOFFE, M.D.; MONROE THOMAS DIAMOND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
This report describes a veterinarian, previously infected with Brucella, who accidentally injected himself with living Brucella abortus, strain 19, and discusses implications of previous sensitization for treatment.
A 64-year-old veterinarian had been told that Brucella agglutination tests showed titers indicating past infection. While preparing to inject the fourth calf of a series with attenuated B. abortus, strain 19, he accidentally injected 2 drops of the suspension into the skin between his palm and right thumb. Within 8 hr he developed fever, chills, headache, and general muscle aching. The next day he was too sick to work. Oral treatment
JOFFE B, DIAMOND MT. Brucellosis Due to Self-inoculation. Ann Intern Med. ;65:564–565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-3-564
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(3):564-565.
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