Brucellosis in a patient diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Mehmet Güven Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Şırnak Statete Hospital, Şırnak, Turkey
Keywords: COVID-19, Brucella spp., joint pain, fever

Abstract

Brucellosis is a common zoonotic infection. Brucellosis typically presents with fever, weakness, night sweats, and arthralgias. Symptoms associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and infection with Brucella spp. are similar to one another, which may lead to delayed diagnosis of the latter condition. There are no previous reports of brucellosis in a patient previously diagnosed with COVID-19. We present here the case of a 20-year-old male who we diagnosed with brucellosis after joint pains and fever that persisted after resolution of COVID-19.

Published
2021-08-31
How to Cite
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Güven M (2021) Brucellosis in a patient diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Infect Dev Ctries 15:1104-1106. doi: 10.3855/jidc.13899
Section
Coronavirus Pandemic