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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

Tests: Blood test for antibodies; cultures (take a long time) for organism. Some infectious agents are more difficult (and dangerous) to diagnose than others. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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, ovaries, or pelvic surface. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Few years ago I had brucellosis. Since then my lymphocytes are slightly above the normal. Is it safe or should I go to a doctor?

Few years ago I had brucellosis. Since then my lymphocytes are slightly above the normal. Is it safe or should I go to a doctor?

Probably just you: Ignore percentages and look only at absolute counts. The reference range is set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. And who's counting your lymphocytes if not a physician? Be grateful for having recovered from brucellosis and for good health. ...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