EDWARD J. YOUNG, M.D.
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To the editor: Six cases of Brucella melitensis hepatitis are obviously too few from which to generalize on the specificity of histologic reactions in brucellosis; in my recent paper I did not mean to imply that the absence of granulomas was exclusive to B. melitensis (1). My purpose was to draw attention to the various histologic responses in human brucellosis and to suggest, on the basis of animal studies (2), that the species of Brucella may be an important factor. The report by Vic-Dupont and colleagues (3) was complicated by negative cultures of blood and liver tissue; the case report
YOUNG EJ. Brucella Hepatitis. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:708–709. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-5-708_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(5):708-709.
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