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An Imported Case of Brucella melitensis Infection in South Korea

Authors
 Jee Young Lee  ;  Yongduk Jeon  ;  Mi Young Ahn  ;  Hea Won Ann  ;  In Young Jung  ;  Wooyong Jung  ;  Moo Hyun Kim  ;  Jin Young Ahn  ;  Je Eun Song  ;  Yong Chan Kim  ;  Dong Hyun Oh  ;  Eun Jin Kim  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Nam Su Ku  ;  Hyunsoo Kim  ;  Kyungwon Lee  ;  June Myung Kim  ;  Jun Yong Choi 
Citation
 INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY (감염과 화학요법), Vol.50(2) : 149-152, 2018 
Journal Title
INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY (감염과 화학요법)(감염과 화학요법)
ISSN
 1598-8112 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
Brucella melitensis ; Brucellosis ; Infective spondylitis ; Korea ; Middle East
Abstract
Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection that is usually transmitted from cattle to humans through ingestion of animal milk, direct contact with animal parts, or inhalation of aerosolized particles. In Korea, brucellosis seem to be transmitted through close contact with blood, fetus, urine, and placenta of domestic cow that has been infected by Brucella abortus, or inhalation of B. arbortus while examining or slaughtering cow. Brucella melitensis infection is rare in Korea and there have been no reported cases of B. melitensis originating from other countries until now. This report details a case of complicated brucellosis with infective spondylitis in a 48-year-old male construction worker recently returned from Iraq. Infection with B. melitensis was confirmed using 16s rRNA sequencing and omp31 gene analysis. The patient was successfully treated using a combination of rifampin, doxycycline, and streptomycin, in accordance with WHO guidelines. This is the first reported case of complicated brucellosis with infective spondylitis in Korea caused by B. melitensis originating from Iraq.
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DOI
10.3947/ic.2018.50.2.149
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Laboratory Medicine (진단검사의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Ku, Nam Su(구남수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9717-4327
Kim, Yong Chan(김용찬)
Kim, Eun Jin(김은진)
Kim, June Myung(김준명)
Song, Je Eun(송제은)
Ahn, Jin Young(안진영) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3740-2826
Oh, Dong Hyun(오동현)
Lee, Kyungwon(이경원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
Jeong, Su Jin(정수진) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
Choi, Jun Yong(최준용) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/165272
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