Atypical cholecystitis due to brucellosis
Emine Kübra Dindar Demiray1, Cemalettin Durgun2
1Department of Infectious Disease, Bitlis State Hospital, Bitlis, Türkiye
2Department of General Surgery, Memorial Dicle Hospital, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
Keywords: Brucellosis, cholecystitis, gallbladder.
Brucellosis is a common zoonotic bacterial infection seen all over the world. It causes economic losses and major health concerns in many developing countries. Humans are infected primarily through raw milk and dairy products, and to a smaller extent by direct contact with infected animals. Due to its various systemic symptoms, brucellosis is included in the differential diagnosis of many diseases. Cholecystitis is a rare complication of brucellosis. Brucella species can settle in numerous organs and cause atypical clinical forms due to their capacity to cause bacteremia. Brucellosis, an endemic disease in our country, may present with a variety of clinical symptoms and consequences, making diagnosis and treatment difficult. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the literature on gallbladder involvement, which is an atypical involvement of brucellosis.
Cite this article as: Dindar Demiray EK, Durgun C. Atypical cholecystitis due to brucellosis. D J Med Sci 2023;9(1):39-42. doi: 10.5606/fng.btd.2023.31.
Idea/concept, design, control/supervision, critical review, materials, other: E.K.D.D.; Writing the article: E.K.D.D., C.D.; Data collection and/or processing, analysis and/or interpretation, literature review: C.D.
Data Sharing Statement:
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/ or publication of this article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.