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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-108

Splenic abscess due to Brucella melitensis - A rare pediatric complication


1 Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Shree Pediatric Hospital and Neonatal Care Center, Nipani, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Radiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Aisha M Parande
Department of Microbiology, Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2727.72212

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Splenic abscess due to Brucella species is an extremely rare complication especially in acute illness. Here we report a case of splenic abscess caused by Brucella melitensis biotype 1 in a child with acute infection who was successfully treated with only antibiotics.


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