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Lung Pathology: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Lung Pathology II |

Pneumonia Brucellosis Resembling a Lung Mass as Initial Presentation

Emad Alkhankan, MD; Hani Alkrad, MD; Hani Alkhankan, MD; majdi Aldliw, MD; Mahmoud Shorman, MD
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Marshall University, Huntington, WV


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):817A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.913
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Lung Pathology II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Brucellosis is an infectious disease caused by Coccobacilli bacteria that can be transmitted by ingesting unpasteurized milk and cheese of the infected animals(mostly cattle) . Brucellosis can present as: Fever, sweating, Fatigue, migratory Arthralgia/myalgia and weight loss Pulmonary involvement is rare and can happen as part of the localized Brucella infections which can affect any organ in the body. Pulmonary brucellosis can present in many ways: bronchitis, interstitial pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, hilar lymphadenopathy and empyema.

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