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Volume 77, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

We experienced a fatal case caused by with multifocal necrosis confirmed by culture and polymerase chain reaction. Our case highlights that the clinician should be aware of the potential for fatality when a patient with brucellosis shows dissemination of abscess or nodules with no calcification in the liver, lung, pleura, and spine.

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  • Received : 14 Mar 2007
  • Accepted : 21 Aug 2007

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