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My aunt Migaa is suffering from many symptoms associated with her chronic Brucellosis infection. She wants to slow or stop the deterioration of her condition. She's recently seen some improvement from homeopathic medicine.

My aunt Migaa is suffering from many symptoms associated with her chronic Brucellosis infection. She wants to slow or stop the deterioration of her condition. She's recently seen some improvement from homeopathic medicine.

Advise antibiotics: Homeopathic medication can be a helpful adjunct to treatment. However in my clinical experience infections treated by specific antibiotics are more powerful and may lead to better clinical outcomes. Brucellosis can be treated with dual therapy Doxycycline and gentamin or streptomycin OR doxycyline and rifampin. Complicated Brucellosis have similar but more meds. Take aunt to DR for rx! ...Read more

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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


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Can brucellosis be cured?

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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What are the symptoms of Brucellosis?

What are the symptoms of Brucellosis?

The symptoms of Brucellosis include:: Abdominal pain, Chills, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dry cough, Enlarged liver and spleen, Enlarged lymph nodes, Fever, Fever, malaise, aches, Joint pain, Joint swelling, Nausea, Pale skin, Red eye, Skin rash, Stiff neck, Testicular pain, Vomiting. ...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 things make brucellosis more likely?

What things make brucellosis more likely?

Animals and cheese: This bug can be acquired from infected cattle or dogs. Likewise unpasteurized milk as is used for some types of cheese can harbor brucella organisms. It can be treated but prevention is the best strategy, by pasteurizing milk or being very fastidious in producing products from unpasteurized milk. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Brucellosis?

What are some of the tests for Brucellosis?

The tests for Brucellosis include:: Biopsy, Blood culture, Bone scan, Complete blood count, Cerebrospinal fluid, Xray of chest, CSF culture, CT of spine, MRI of entire spine with and without contrast, CT of head, MRI of head, Liver function test, Xray, Synovial fluid analysis, Brucella antibodies. ...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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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

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Does brucellosis spread from person to person?

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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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When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

It depends.: Brucellosis is a disease that chiefly affects livestock (cattle and goats), and can be transferred to humans if precautions are not taken (goggles, rubber gloves). If a woman is pregnant, the main treatment (tetracyclines) should be avoided since they can damage growing teeth and bones. Children also should avoid this treatment for the same reason. ...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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How does brucellosis spread from one person to other?

How does brucellosis spread from one person to other?

Cntct c infctd anml: Brucella is a bacteria that can infect and cause disease in animals such as cows, pigs, goats, lamb, dogs...Humans can become infected that have significant contact with infected animals, such as farms, placentas of birthing these animal, slaughterhouses, or drinking unpasteurized milk of infected animals. ...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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Where can I find information on brucellosis in humans?

CDC: Try the following webpage:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/brucellosis/. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors for getting Brucellosis?

The risk factors for getting Brucellosis include:: Exposure to infected animals, Ingestion of contaminated food or water, Travel. ...Read more

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My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

My child has brucellosis. What is the best way to explain it to the other kids?

Not catchey: Your child is not likely to transmit the disease to other children. Though you may want to know how your kid got brucellosis and if other kids are exposed to the same environment and risks.
Brucellosis is a bacterial infection usually contacted from animals or animal products. It is treatable with antibiotics. You may explain it like an infection one may get from a hamburger. ...Read more

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I work really hard to stay in shape and eat right. Now I have a diagnosis of brucellosis. What else can I do so that it doesn't affect my overall health?

Be sure of dx: I am going to assume that the diagnosis has been made by a real culture and/or rising IgM titers, and not by a charlatan's phony laboratory (there are a few of these). City folk get brucellosis from "healthy unpasteurized" dairy products. Try to figure out how you got it and who else might be at risk. ...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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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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Explain the condition called brucellosis.?

Explain the condition called brucellosis.?

Bacterial infection: It is a bacterial infection, usally acquired from animals. In humans it causes fever, enlargment of liver and spleen, and bone pains. It is not transmitted from one person to another. ...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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