HEIN G. M. JORDANS, M.D.; KEES D. DE BRUIN, M.D.
To the editor: Young (1) states in his brief report that histologic characteristics of the liver in Brucella melitensis hepatitis differ from those in B. abortus infection (diffuse rather than granulomatous hepatitis). He bases this opinion on findings in a series of five patients with B. melitensis hepatitis and in experimental infection in mice. Information on histologic findings in liver in patients with B. melitensis infection is admittedly rare in the literature. There is, however, at least one French report in which one case of granulomatous hepatitis due to B. melitensis is cited (2). In a series of 116 histologically
HEIN G. M. JORDANS, KEES D. DE BRUIN. Granulomas in Brucella melitensis Infection. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:264–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-264_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):264-265.
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