Rare Presentation of BrucellosisYasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed*
Internal Medicine Specialist, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, P.O BOX 9515 Jeddah 21423, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yasar Albushra Abdul Rahiem Ahmed
MRCP(UK) MRCPS FRSM
Internal Medicine Specialist
King Abdulaziz Medical City
National Guard Health Affairs
P.O BOX 9515 Jeddah 21423, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 04, 2013; Accepted date: January 24, 2013; Published date: January 30, 2013
Citation: Rahiem Ahmed YAA. (2013) Rare Presentation of Brucellosis. J Bacteriol Parasitol S5:006. doi: 10.4172/2155-9597.S5-006
Copyright: © 2013 Rahiem Ahmed YAA, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Thrombocytopenic purpura associated with brucellosis has been rarely reported in the world literature. We describe a case of acute brucellosis in an 33-year old male, who presented with fever, purpuric skin lesions and epistaxis. Initial laboratory investigations revealed isolated thrombocytopenia with platelet count of 5,000/mm3 and positive serology for Brucella. Thrombocytopenia resolved promptly with proper antibiotics on 8th day of treatment. Brucellosis should be included in the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenic purpura in Brucella-endemic areas.