Brucella Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in a Patient with Chronic Liver Disease
KeywordsBrucellosis, Brucella, Brucella mellitensis, peritonitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, monomicrobial nonneutrocytic bacterascites.
Objectives: To report a case of Brucella peritonitis.
Patient and methods: We describe the case of a patient and present a brief review of the few published reports.
Results: The patient had alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and was diagnosed with Brucella non-neutrocytic bacterascites.
Conclusion: Brucellosis is a common zoonosis with worldwide distribution. It is a systemic disease with the potential to predominantly affect one organ or a specific system (focal brucellosis). However, peritoneal focalization of this disease is a very rare presentation.