Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Brucella melitensis


Gencer S., Ozer S.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.35, no.5, pp.341-343, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

This report presents a case of blood and ascitic fluid culture-proven spontaneous bacterial peritonitis caused by Brucella melitensis in a 67-y-old male with congestive heart failure. Ten cases of reported previously brucella peritonitis are reviewed, 3 of which were ascitic fluid culture negative.