Brucellosis arthritis: infection or inflammation of joint?

AUTHORS

M avijgan 1 , * , I Karimi 1 , Abbasali Javadi 2 , M Izadi 3

1 Tropical and Infectious disease Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Share Kord University of Medical Sciences and health services, Share Kord, Iran.

2 Tropical and Infectious disease Dept, Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and health services, Isfahan, Iran.

3 Resident of Tropical and Infectious disease, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: avijgan M, Karimi I, Javadi A, Izadi M. Brucellosis arthritis: infection or inflammation of joint?, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2005 ; 7(1):e94968.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 7 (1); e94968
Published Online: March 17, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: December 21, 2004
Accepted: March 07, 2005
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Abstract

Background: The description of Brucellosis arthritis feature with other findings is the main goal
of this study.
Methods and Materials: This is a 2 years descriptive and prospective study, which includes 40
patients who diagnosed as brucellosis and join involvement.
Results: In this study, arthritis involvements were as follow: Sacroilitis (70%), Peripheral
arthritis (15%), Sacroilitis and arthritis (12/5%) and Spondylitis (2/5%). The other finding of this
study include: Range of age between 15-30 (80%), male to female ratio (5:1), rural to urban ratio
(2: 1), fever more than 38 degree of Centigrade (60%), Normal CBC (90%), relative lymphocytosis
(70%) , ESR more than 25 mm/ 1st hour (100%) , Wright titer 1:320 , and 2ME titer 1:160. With
beginning of standard anti brucellosis regimen and supportive care, there was a 100% cure rate
and no any sequel of arthritis. There was no relapse in next few months follow up of them.
Conclusions: This study confirms previous findings, which indicate, Brucellosis arthritis have a
good prognosis and outcome, without any sequel. So it seems that Brucellosis arthritis are rather
inflammations than infection of joint (Septic arthritis).

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