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Brucellosis
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Zoonotic disease caused by bacteria within Brucella genus
                • Systemic infection that can affect any organ system; musculoskeletal findings emphasized here
                • Musculoskeletal (MSK) abnormalities may be present in acute, subacute, or chronic stages

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Parlak M et al: Clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of 496 children with Brucellosis in Van, Turkey. Pediatr Int. ePub, 2015
                                    2. Chelli Bouaziz M et al: Spinal brucellosis: a review. Skeletal Radiol. 37(9):785-90, 2008
                                    3. Pourbagher A et al: Epidemiologic, clinical, and imaging findings in brucellosis patients with osteoarticular involvement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(4):873-80, 2006
                                    4. Aydin M et al: Scintigraphic findings in osteoarticular brucellosis. Nucl Med Commun. 26(7):639-47, 2005
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Zoonotic disease caused by bacteria within Brucella genus
                                                  • Systemic infection that can affect any organ system; musculoskeletal findings emphasized here
                                                  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) abnormalities may be present in acute, subacute, or chronic stages

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Parlak M et al: Clinical manifestations and laboratory findings of 496 children with Brucellosis in Van, Turkey. Pediatr Int. ePub, 2015
                                                                      2. Chelli Bouaziz M et al: Spinal brucellosis: a review. Skeletal Radiol. 37(9):785-90, 2008
                                                                      3. Pourbagher A et al: Epidemiologic, clinical, and imaging findings in brucellosis patients with osteoarticular involvement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 187(4):873-80, 2006
                                                                      4. Aydin M et al: Scintigraphic findings in osteoarticular brucellosis. Nucl Med Commun. 26(7):639-47, 2005