Journal Article

Visceral Abscesses Due to <i>Brucella suis</i> Infection in a Retired Pig Farmer

Nicholas I. Paton, Nancy W.-S. Tee, Charles K.-F. Vu and Thiam-Peng Teo

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 8, pages e129-e130
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319748
Visceral Abscesses Due to Brucella suis Infection in a Retired Pig Farmer

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A 78-year-old retired pig farmer developed brucellosis and died of liver failure >20 years after her last exposure to infected livestock. This is an exceptionally long incubation period for this infection, which usually presents within weeks of exposure.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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