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Journal Articles International Journal of Infectious Diseases Year : 2022

Esophageal brucellosis? Straight to the goat


We report the case of a 58-year-old immunocompetent man from Algeria, who presented to the hospital with fever and hepatic cytolysis. Abdominal computed tomography scan showed a homogeneous splenomegaly and a hypodense 12-mm mass on the posterior wall of the esophagus. After ruling out tuberculosis, the patient was diagnosed with brucellosis. Patient was cured after receiving 6 weeks of oral doxycycline and intravenous gentamicin during the 7 first days of therapy. Such treatment was considered as an acceptable alternative of the recommended first-line therapy. This case illustrates the diagnostic issues in the context of an authentic brucellosis presenting as upper gastrointestinal symptoms, with impaired general condition.
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hal-04535391 , version 1 (06-04-2024)




Annabel de Nettancourt, Lotfi Dahmane, Latifa Noussair, Mickael Tordjman, Benjamin Davido. Esophageal brucellosis? Straight to the goat. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2022, 122, pp.276 - 278. ⟨10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.054⟩. ⟨hal-04535391⟩
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