ISSN: 2149-2247 | E-ISSN: 2149-2549
Erciyes Medical Journal Brucellosis Presented with Fever and Generalized Maculopapular Rash [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 477-479 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2020.34033

Brucellosis Presented with Fever and Generalized Maculopapular Rash

Hasan Tahsin Gözdaş, Fatma Sırmatel, Hayrettin Akdeniz
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Abant İzzet Baysal University Faculty of Medicine, Bolu, Turkey

Background: Brucellosis is a multisystemic zoonosis that can affect all body organs and systems. Musculoskeletal system is the most affected system; however, cutaneous involvement is quite rare.
Case Report: A 31-year-old male who was previously healthy was admitted with fever and generalized maculopapular rash for the last three days before his admission to the hospital. He was eventually diagnosed with brucellosis based on the clinical history and epidemiological features. Brucellosis treatment was administered for six weeks and the patient recovered completely.
Conclusion: In endemic regions, brucellosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of the patients presenting with fever and generalized maculopapular rash.

Keywords: Fever, maculopapular rash, brucellosis.

Hasan Tahsin Gözdaş, Fatma Sırmatel, Hayrettin Akdeniz. Brucellosis Presented with Fever and Generalized Maculopapular Rash. Erciyes Med J. 2020; 42(4): 477-479

Corresponding Author: Hasan Tahsin Gözdaş, Türkiye
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