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Intern Med. 2008;47(3):171-2. Epub 2008 Feb 1.

Gluteal abscesses caused by Brucella species.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. esinbeyan@hotmail.com

Abstract

Soft tissue involvement is an uncommon complication of brucellosis. We report a rare case of gluteal abscesses caused by brucellosis. The patient was a housewife living in a city. There was no history of systemic complaints or other organ involvement. Diagnosis was made by positive pus culture and serological tests. Histopathological examination of the abscess wall revealed granulomatous inflammatory reaction. The patient was treated successfully with abscess drainage and a 6-week course of oral doxycycline and rifampicin. Brucellosis should be kept in mind in the diagnosis of gluteal abscess, especially in endemic areas.

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