Acute abdomen caused by brucellar hepatic abscess

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Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection that is transmitted from animals to humans by ingestion of infected food products, direct contact with an infected animal, or aerosol inhalation. The disease is endemic in many countries, including the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, India, Mexico, Central and South America and, central and southwest Asia. Human brucellosis is a systemic infection with a wide clinical spectrum. Although hepatic involvement is very common during the course of chronic brucellosis, hepatic abscess is a very rare complication of Brucella infection. We present a case of hepatic abscess caused by Brucella, which resembled the clinical presentation of surgical acute abdomen. © 2007 Elsevier. All rights reserved.

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Ibis, C., Sezer, A., Batman, A. K., Baydar, S., Eker, A., Unlu, E., … Coskun, I. (2007). Acute abdomen caused by brucellar hepatic abscess. Asian Journal of Surgery, 30(4), 283–285. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1015-9584(08)60040-8

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