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Document ID (ISN)109720
CIS number 09-561
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zachou K., Papamichalis P.A., Dalekos G.N.
Title Severe pharyngitis in stockbreeders: An unusual presentation of brucellosis
Bibliographic information 2008, Vol.58, No.4, p.305-307. 8 ref.
Abstract Brucellosis is a known occupational hazard for shepherds, abattoir workers, veterinarians, dairy industry workers and personnel in microbiological laboratories. Two cases in stockbreeders who presented with high-grade fever and severe exudative pharyngitis, accompanied by severe odynophagia in the first and a history of relapsing tonsillitis in the second are recorded. It is therefore recommended to include brucellosis in the differential diagnosis of febrile patients suffering from unexplained pharyngitis or tonsillitis who belong to high-risk occupational groups.
Descriptors (primary) livestock rearing; pharyngitis; brucellosis; Greece
Descriptors (secondary) case study; symptoms; handling of animals; diagnosis; tonsillitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGreece
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Livestock rearing
Bacterial and parasitic diseases