Brucellosis: An underdiagnosed infection in children

  • Sooraj Patil
  • Sanjay Verma
  • Purbasha Mishra
  • Megha Sharma
  • Vikas Gautam
  • Pallab Ray
  • Sunil Sethi


Brucellosis, which is believed and categorized as an animal disease, can, surprisingly, be found in humans also. We report a 5-year boy presenting to us with prolonged (5 months) unexplained fever, non-tender discrete lymphadenopathy, and hepatosplenomegaly and finally proved to be a case of brucellosis, which was treated appropriately. Brucellosis should be considered as one of the differential diagnoses causing prolonged fever in children.

Keywords: Human brucellosis, Children, India
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Patil S, Verma S, Mishra P, Sharma M, Gautam V, Ray P, Sethi S. Brucellosis: An underdiagnosed infection in children. Indian Journal of Child Health [Internet].   [cited 26Feb.2020];6(3):139-41. Available from:
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