Brucella peritonitis and leucocytoclastic vasculitis due to Brucella melitensis

Murat Dizbay, Kenan Hizel, Selcuk Kilic, Ruya Mutluay, Yavuz Ozkan, Tarkan Karakan
2007 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
Brucellosis is a multisystemic disease that rarely leads to a fatal outcome. While reticuloendothelial system organs are mostly affected, peritonitis and posthepatitic cirrhosis are also complications of brucellosis, though they are very rare. Brucella spp. can also trigger immunological reactions. We report a case of brucellosis with peritonitis, renal failure and leucocytoclastic vasculitis caused by Brucella melitensis, which led to a fatal outcome. Brucellosis should be considered in the
more » ... onsidered in the differential diagnosis of vasculitic diseases, especially in endemic areas.
doi:10.1590/s1413-86702007000400017 pmid:17874004 fatcat:dskonpzytngwdklh2jjvv7auma