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J Infect. 1993 Sep;27(2):169-72.

Brucella peritonitis.

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Department of Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

We report the case of a patient with peritonitis caused by Brucella melitensis who also had chronic liver disease. At first the patient was treated for bacterial peritonitis but when a lymphocytic ascites was aspirated antituberculosis chemotherapy was given. However, the serological tests for brucellosis were strongly positive and subsequently B. melitensis was isolated from ascitic fluid.

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