Volume 21, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Summer 2014)                   Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci 2014, 21(2): 161-166 | Back to browse issues page


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Keramat F, Torkaman Asadi F. A Case Report of Right Internal Jugular Vein Thrombosis with Acute Brucellosis. Sci J Hamadan Univ Med Sci. 2014; 21 (2) :161-166
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-96-en.html

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, Brucellosis Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran. , faribakeramt@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Brucellosis is a common zoonotic disease which has a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and complications in humans. Brucellosis is an endemic disease in Iran, and vein thrombosis is a rare complication of acute brucellosis.

Case Report: A 58-year old woman admitted to the infectious diseases ward in Farshchian hospital had fever and severe headache beginning 15 days before admission. Moreover, she complained from fatigue, malaise, anorexia, skin lesions around the nose and cervical lym-phadenopathy. Sonogarphy of cervical soft tissues of the patient showed right internal jugu-lar vein thrombosis and numerous cervical lymphadenopathy in the right posteriocervical tri-angle. Doppler sonography of the cervical vessels of the patient showed thrombosis of the middle right internal jugular vein. The blood culture isolates were small gram-negative aero-bic coccobacilli in two separate cultures. Serologic tests of Wright, 2ME and IgG ELISA were positive in the patient. The patient was treated with doxycycline, rifampin and warfarin, and she improved completely after a 5 month follow-up.

Conclusion: We should consider brucellosis in the patients with rare manifestations of brucel-losis such as vascular thrombosis in endemic areas because early diagnosis and treatment of the patients can decrease its complications and mortality rate.

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