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How do doctors diagnose brucellosis?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tests

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

In brief: Tests

Blood test for antibodies; cultures (take a long time) for organism. Some infectious agents are more difficult (and dangerous) to diagnose than others.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Willa Terry
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Willa Terry
Dr. Willa Terry
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