Doctors for Brucellosis in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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Contaminated, raw food can often carry a group of bacteria known as Brucella. This can infect humans and animals, in which case the condition is known as Brucellosis. The symptoms usually include joint and muscle pain, appetite loss, pain in the back, dullness and lethargy, and fever accompanied by chills.
HOW IS BRUCELLOSIS DIAGNOSED?
For diagnosis, a general physician may put you through a series of lab tests including blood tests, urine tests, urine culture, blood culture as well as other tests like a bone marrow test, cerebrospinal fluid test, and a test to determine to presence of antibodies which may have led to Brucellosis.
HOW IS BRUCELLOSIS TREATED?
Brucellosis is usually treated with antibiotics and medicines for almost 6 weeks. The symptoms may come and go for years. Also, the illness can come back after a long period of not having symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
Severe brucellosis can give rise to complications like, infections in the central nervous system, endocarditis and liver abcess. It can also cause chronic symptoms similar to that of systemic exertion tolerance disease such as on and off fever, fatiguability and joint pains. Brucellosis during pregnancy can lead to abortions and birth defects. Although the incidence of death due to brucellosis is rare, patients may die due to endocarditis.