Indian Journal of Medical Research

CLINICAL IMAGES
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 136  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 680-

Brucellar joint involvement presented with chest pain


Oguz Karabay, Hasan Tahsin Gozdas 
 Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Sakarya, Turkey

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Hasan Tahsin Gozdas
Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases & Clinical Microbiology, Sakarya
Turkey




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Karabay O, Gozdas HT. Brucellar joint involvement presented with chest pain.Indian J Med Res 2012;136:680-680


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Karabay O, Gozdas HT. Brucellar joint involvement presented with chest pain. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];136:680-680
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A 45-year-old male stockbreeder presented to Sakarya Medical Faculty, Infectious Diseases Department, Turkey in December 2011 with progressive left chest pain on inspiration since last four months. He also had fever (38.7 o C), sweats, chills and back pain. Suspecting brucellosis, he underwent brucella tube agglutination test which was found positive at 1/1280 titre. Chest X-ray was normal [Figure 1], but bone scintigraphy revealed left sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) involvement [Figure 2], [Figure 3]. With 90-day treatment of gentamicin, rifampicin and doxycycline treatment, he completely recovered. Brucellosis is an endemic zoonozis which can affect any organ or system [1],[2],[3] . Though osteoarticular involvement is common (45-60%), SCJ involvement is very rare (1-2%) [4],[5],[6] .{Figure 1}{Figure 2}{Figure 3}

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