|UDK 616.98:579.842||ISSN 0350-2899, 30(2005) 1 p. 29-32|
Human Brucellosis: A diagnostic challenge
Henk L. Smits (1), S. Manzoor Kadri (2), Vladica Tasić (3)
|Summary: Brucellosis is a severe
zoonotic disease that perpetuates poverty. Brucellosis presents as an
acute or persistent febrile illness with a diversity of clinical
manifestations. Untreated patients may develop severe complications and
suffer from prolonged disability. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment
with a full course of the appropriate antibiotics is essential to prevent
relapse. For early diagnosis alertness of the physician with awareness of
the many non-specific presentations is essential. Brucellosis cannot be
diagnosed with certainty without laboratory testing. The Rose Bengal test
may be used as a simple and rapid screening test but should be confirmed
in the serum agglutination test or ELISA.
Key words: brucellosis, treatment, antibiotics, diagnosis, epidemiology, prevention
Note: summary in Serbian
Napomena: sažetak na srpskom jeziku
Dr. H.L. Smits, PhD.
KIT Biomedical Research, Royal Tropical Institute / Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT)
Meibergdreef 39, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dom Zdravlja, Laboratorija, Pfah 47
17510 Vladičin Han, Srbija
Paper received: 06.01.2005.
Paper accepted: 15.03.2005.
Published online: 30.04.2005.
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