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Minerva Pediatrica 2001 December;53(6):577-80

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Brucellosis and splenic infarction: a case in pediatric age

Ruggeri C., Tulino V., Foti T., Carcione L., Vita D., Visalli C., Zimbaro G.


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Splenic infarction has been associated with haematologic and tromboembolic disorders and, more rarely, with infectious diseases. A case of splenic infartion during an attack of brucellosis is reported. Symptoms included persistent left upper quadrant pain and fever. An abdomen scan confirmed the presence of a triangular area of hypodensity in the spleen. Serum and culture exams confirmed the diagnosis of brucellosis. The patient recovered once a course of antibiotic therapy was completed, after 2 and half months.

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