Acute abdomen caused by brucellar hepatic abscess

Ibis C. , Sezer A., Batman A. K. , Baydar S., Eker A., Unlu E., ...More

ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.30, no.4, pp.283-285, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1015-9584(08)60040-8
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-285


Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection that is transmitted from animals to humans by ingestion of infected food products, direct contact with an infected animal, or aerosol inhalation. The disease is endemic in many countries, including the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East, India, Mexico, Central and South America and, central and southwest Asia. Human brucellosis is a systemic infection with a wide clinical spectrum. Although hepatic involvement is very common during the course of chronic brucellosis, hepatic abscess is a very rare complication of Brucella infection. We present a case of hepatic abscess caused by Brucella, which resembled the clinical presentation of surgical acute abdomen.