ISSN 2564-7784 | E-ISSN 2564-7040
Case Report
Unilateral Brucella Dacryoadenitis A Case Report
1 Department of Opthalmology, Gaziantep University School of Medicine, Gaziantep, Turkey  
2 Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Gaziantep 25 Aralık Public Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey  
Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 61-63
DOI: 10.5152/EurJTher.2017.190
Key Words: Brucellosis, dacryoadenitis, ocular brucellosis
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Brucellosis is a multi-systemic disease with the involvement of several organs and tissues. Ocular brucellosis is a rare type of the disease and manifests most commonly with uveitis, choroiditis, keratitis, and optic neuropathy. Here we report a 49-year-old female, who presented with unilateral dacryoadenitis. Ocular examination, magnetic resonance imaging of the orbits, serology, and blood culture confirmed the diagnosis of brucellosis. Rifampicin and ciprofloxacin were given to the patient for 6 weeks. At the first month control examination,  patient’s ocular findings was completely resolved. Therefore we suggest that brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with dacryoadenitis, paticularly in endemic regions.

 

How to cite: Mete A, Mete AÖ, Kimyon S, Yılmaz İE, Bekir NA, Unilateral brucella dacryoadenitis: a case report. Eur J Ther 2018; 24: 61-3.

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