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Case Report | Open Access
Sumesh Kumar Dash1, Lipika Jena1 , Rajashree Panigrahy1, Suneeta Sahu2 and Santosh Singh3
1Deptment of Microbiology, IMS & SUM Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be) University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
2Microbiology & Hospital Infection Control, Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
3Deptment of Medicine, IMS & SUM Hospital, Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be) University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Article Number: 7661 | © The Author(s). 2022
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022;16(4):2949-2953.
Received: 07 March 2022 | Accepted: 22 July 2022 | Published online: 06 October 2022
Issue online: December 2022

Brucellosis is a rising veterinary and human health problem in India. It may manifest with a varied multisystem clinical presentation. In our case patient was of 72 years male with a complaint of abdominal pain for 2 months following COVID-19 infection. He was a known case of CAD (coronary artery disease) post PTCA status, on regular follow up & treatment. Patient had post COVID pulmonary fibrosis. When the patient admitted in our hospital with above mentioned complaints, necessary investigations along with blood culture by automated method was sent and patient was started on empirical doxycycline along with other symptomatic treatment. As the patient was not very sick and was reluctant to stay in hospital during the COVID-19 situation, he was discharged on request with a treatment and follow up plan. Blood culture was found to be positive for Brucella melitensis. When we got the blood culture report the patient was contacted telephonically and started Rifampicin along with Doxycycline for 6 weeks.


Brucellosis, COVID-19, Human Health, Blood Culture, Zoonotic Disease

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