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Doctor insights on: Brucellosis Of The Liver

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Can brucellosis be cured?

Can brucellosis be cured?

Yes: Specific antibiotics that your doctor can prescribe. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are the tests for brucellosis?

What are the tests for brucellosis?

Blood tests: Brucellosis is diagnosed in a laboratory by finding brucella organisms in samples of blood or bone marrow. Also, blood tests can be done to detect antibodies against the bacteria. If this method is used, two blood samples should be collected 2 weeks apart. For more information try the following webpage: http://www.Cdc.Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/brucellosis/. ...Read more

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Is brucellosis highly contagious?

Is brucellosis highly contagious?

Yes: In the laboratory special precautions are taken when handling brucella bacteria. ...Read more

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Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Can a brucellosis affected person donate blood?

Get better first: Brucellosis has been transmitted by blood transfusion but only, so far as we know, from someone who is still sick with it. One recommendation is a two-year deferral after symptoms resolve with antibiotic treatment; i think that is excessive. The blood bank's medical director will decide. I am pleased that you wish to donate blood. ...Read more

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After being treated, can a brucellosis affected person donate blood to others ?

After being treated, can a brucellosis affected person donate blood to others ?

CureIllness first: The general rule on treatable infectious diseases is that after cure an individual can donate blood. There are a few exceptions. A good source for information and a list of donor qualifications can be found at www.Redcrossblood.Org ...Read more

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Is it possible to get brucellosis sypmtoms months after you have been treated with antibiotics for it?

Is it possible to get brucellosis sypmtoms months after you have been treated with antibiotics for it?

Yes: Brucella is a very indolent organism; if the course of antibiotics was insufficient to eradicate it, it may come back months later. ...Read more

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How can you get brucellosis?

How can you get brucellosis?

Animals and food: You get brucellosis by contact with fluids from infected animals (sheep, cattle, goats, pigs, etc.) or by consuming foods such as unpasteurized milk and cheese. ...Read more

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How do you treat brucellosis?

How do you treat brucellosis?

Antibiotics/support: Doxycycline 100 mg twice a day for six weeks plus streptomycin 1 g daily im for 2-3 weeks. Gentamicin may be an alternative to streptomycin. Another choice would be doxy plus Rifampin 15 mg/kg daily, both for six weeks. If symptoms involving the heart spine or nervous system develop, hospitalization and more intensive regimens are indicated. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of brucellosis severe?

Can be: Brucellosis can cause severe bone pains and fever. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brucellosis/ds00837. ...Read more

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What food should I eat if I have brucellosis?

What food should I eat if I have brucellosis?

What you like: I trust that the diagnosis of brucellosis, which is uncommon, was made by a scientific practitioner. Did you get it on a farm / meat plant? You'll be on antibiotics for a while, but you can eat what you like. ...Read more

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Does brucellosis spread from person to person?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Does brucellosis  spread from person to person?

Yes, but rarely: Brucellosis is generally transmitted from close contact with animals. However, there have been rare reports of person-to-person transmission through breast milk (from mother to child) and through sexual transmission. ...Read more

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If I develop brucellosis, how will it be treated?

If I develop brucellosis, how will it be treated?

Antibiotics: Tetracyclines are effective, but relapse is common with single drug therapy. The use of two or more drugs in combination is better (doxycycline plus Rifampin or streptomycin) and recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brucellosis?

What is the definition or description of: brucellosis?

Brucellosis is an..: Infection with one of the species of brucella, suis, melitensis, abortus, or more rarely canis. In humans, this infection is called a zoonosis as it is acquired from animals. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Blood tests: Blood tests and blood/tissue cultures are necessary for making the diagnosis of brucellosis; they include testing for antibodies against the bacteria and isolating the organism from blood cultures. Brucellosis is treated with a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Brucellosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where endometrial tissue, that normally is the lining of the uterus, is located outside the uterus around the tubes, ...Read more