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Document ID (ISN)20643
CIS number 74-791
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) McDevitt D.G.
Title Symptomatology of chronic brucellosis.
Bibliographic information Oct. 1973, Vol.30, No.4, p.385-389. 8 ref.
Abstract A survey of the occurrence of symptoms attributed to chronic brucellosis was carried out by questionnaire in 4 different occupational groups (veterinary surgeons in private practice, veterinary surgeons of the Ministry of Agriculture, general medical practitioners working in rural areas, forestry workers) in Northern Ireland. The lack of specificity of the symptoms, their occurence in normal persons, and the finding of high serologica brucella antibody titres in asymptomatic persons who are exposed to brucella infection, emphasise the need for caution in overdiagnosis.
Descriptors (primary) diagnosis; brucellosis
Descriptors (secondary) Northern Ireland; questionnaire survey; symptoms; chronic forms
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases