Brucellosis

Last updated: Monday, 26, July, 2010
ComplicationsAppropriate Tests

Blood culture - ensure request alerts laboratory to the possible diagnosis, as Brucella  spp may take up to two weeks to grow and laboratory handling of the organism is hazardous.

Brucella antibodies - serum.

Bone marrow aspiration for culture, when there is a strong clinical suspicion and serological tests and blood cultures are negative.

FBC; urea, creatinine, electrolytes, ALT, AST, ALP; CRP to follow progress.

Granulomatous hepatitis

Liver biopsy with bacterial culture.

Arthritis

Neurobrucellosis

CSF,

Endocarditis

Abortion