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Hematologic Manifestations of Brucellosis

Author(s): Behnaz F | Mohammadzadeh M | Mohammadi moghaddam M

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
ISSN 2008-8892

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 90;
Original page

Keywords: Anemia | Leukopenia | Thrombocytopenia | Brucellosis

AbstractBackgroundBrucella mellitensis, the most invasive strain of brucella, is the predominant Strain of genus brucella in Iran. It causes variety of hematological abnormalities some of which are frequent and causes difficulties in diagnosis.ObjectiveTo find hematological abnormalities of brucellosis in hospitalized patients in an endemic area.Materials and MethodsA retrospective review of patients' medical records who were admitted to four university and general hospitals during 8 years was done. Age, sex, clinical findings, laboratory tests including CBC, platelet count, Erythrocytic Sedimentation Rate (ESR), C-Reactive Protein, wright test were assessed. Confirmation of brucellosis was made by wright agglutination test at a titer; ≥1/160. Data were analyzed by Spss16 and Pvalue

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