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Doctor insights on: How Long Do Cases Of Brucellosis Usually Last

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How long do cases of brucellosis usually last?

How long do cases of brucellosis usually last?

Depends: If caught early in the first few months of infection and effectively treated, brucellosis can be cured and the risk of relapse or chronic infection is low. But, people can also develop chronic brucellosis and depending on the level of organ involvement may have life-long sequelae despite treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Can brucellosis be cured?

Yes: Specific antibiotics that your doctor can prescribe. ...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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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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How does brucellosis effect the body?

In many ways: Brucellosis presents initially as an illness with fever, muscle aches and sweats that can last for several weeks. The infection can localize to bone, kidney or central nervous system among others. The infection is generally acquired from livestock exposure or ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products. ...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