Brucella Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in a Patient with Chronic Liver Disease

  • Bruno Marmelo Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Telma Pereiro Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Paula Sousa Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Joana Capelo Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal
  • Adelino Carragoso Centro Hospitalar Tondela-Viseu - E.P.E. - Portugal

Keywords

Brucellosis, Brucella, Brucella mellitensis, peritonitis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, monomicrobial nonneutrocytic bacterascites.

Abstract

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.

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  • Published: 2015-07-24

    Issue: Vol 2 No 4 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Marmelo, B., Pereiro, T., Sousa, P., Capelo, J., & Carragoso, A. (2015). Brucella Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in a Patient with Chronic Liver Disease. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/000_252