What are the common complications of brucellosis?

Updated: Apr 22, 2021
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, FAAP, MA(Cantab); Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Complications are rare in the patient who is treated appropriately, though relapse of infection may occur in 10% of patients. The major risk factor for the development of focal complications is symptom duration greater than 30 days before diagnosis. The most common focal complications fall into the following categories:

  • Osteoarticular [34]

  • Hepatobiliary and GI

  • Genitourinary

  • Neurobrucellosis

  • Cardiovascular

  • Pulmonary

  • Hematologic [35]


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