Brucellosis: Patient History Is the Key Brucellosis: Patient History Is the Key

The symptoms are nonspecific, so patient history is critical to the identification of brucellosis.CDC Expert Commentary
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Gilles Vergnaud, Yolande Hauck, David Christiany, Brendan Daoud, Christine Pourcel, Isabelle Jacques, Axel Cloeckaert, Michel S. Zygmunt
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
There are several suspected infectious causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or motor neurone disease including HIV-1 and species of Brucella, Cyanobacteria and Schistosoma. The increased rates and clusters of ALS in amateur and professional outdoor sports players including rugby, football and soccer players suggest a microorganism present in the grass, dirt and dust they play on and in may be a causative factor. The probable zoonosis Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is heavily excreted in an infected domestic ruminant ’s feces or manure and is extensively distributed throughout the soil ...
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A strain of bacterium carried by dogs -- Brucella canis -- could be widespread in humans, according to a report from Texas A&M University.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 -- A bacteria carried by dogs that haven't been neutered can produce flu symptoms in humans and potentially jeopardize a pregnancy, a new study suggests. Brucellosis infection is most commonly spread by livestock like...
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M. E. Hensel et al.
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study evaluated the potential of molecular tools based on PCR and LAMP using primers targeting the insertion sequence IS711 for Brucella detection in three groups of dogs (infected, non-infected and suspected of brucellosis), which were determined according to the results of blood culturing and clinical examination. The performance of the three diagnostic tests was also determined using McNemar test and Kappa coefficient. The proportion of positive samples detected by blood culturing, PCR and LAMP was respectively 31.57% (18/57), 33.34% (19/57), and 14.03% (8/57). The agreement between blood culturing and PCR was almo...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Probes - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 September 2018Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 357Author(s): Hua Fang, Lingxi Han, Houpu Zhang, Zhengnan Long, Lin Cai, Yunlong YuAbstractThe dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), human pathogenic bacteria (HPB), and antibiotic-resistant HPB (ARHPB) from animal feedlot to nearby environment poses a potentially high risk to environmental ecology and public health. Here, a metagenomic analysis was employed to explore the dissemination of ARGs, HPB, and ARHPB from a pig feedlot to surrounding stream and agricultural soils. In total, not detectable (ND)-1,628.4 μg/kg of ant...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Gene Regulatory MechanismsAuthor(s): Shuanghong Xue, Emanuele G. BiondiAbstractThe symbiotic nitrogen fixing species Sinorhizobium meliloti represents a remarkable model system for the class Alphaproteobacteria, which includes genera such as Caulobacter, Agrobacterium and Brucella. It is capable of living free in the soil, and is also able to establish a complex symbiosis with leguminous plants, during which its cell cycle program is completely rewired presumably due, at least in part, to the action of peptides secreted by the plant...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Gene Regulatory Mechanisms - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
ConclusionSeptic arthritis of costovertebral joints should be considered when a patient presents with back pain, fever and elevated inflammatory markers. The diagnosis of septic arthritis of costovertebral joints remain a challenge to clinicians. CT is important to confirm a diagnosis and guide costovertebral biopsy and culture. Early and appropriate antibiotic therapy is important for a required outcome.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study involved 14 patients with BSD and 18 patients with TSD from May 2011 to January 2015. BSD was diagnosed based on ≥1/160 titers of a Brucella agglutination test or isolation of Brucella spp. TSD was diagnosed based on the isolation of tuberculosis bacteria. All patients underwent T1- and T2-weight imaging (T1WI and T2WI) and fat suppression T2WI (FS T2WI). The height and the signal intensity (SI) of the vertebra and intervertebral disc were assessed. The distinctive MRI features were compared using the chi-square test. The SI of the vertebra between BSD and TSD was observed in terms of histogram characteristic...
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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