Brucella


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Brucella

[brü′sel·ə]
(microbiology)
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria of uncertain affiliation; single, nonmotile coccobacilli or short rods, all of which are parasites and pathogens of mammals.
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The variation in prevalence of disease might be due to variation in managemental practices adopted by different farms and development, magnitude and persistence of immune response to Brucella abortus infection which were influenced by virulence of strain.
Ante la sospecha de espondilitis infecciosa y la ausencia de otros focos de infeccion, contiguos o distantes, se realizo ecocardi ografia por sospecha de espondilitis por Brucella spp, en la cual la valvula aortica presenta una imagen nodular de unos 4 mm de longitud adherida a la cara ventricular del velo coronario derecho con movimiento independiente vibratorio muy sugestiva de vegetacion, sin presentar afectacion de la funcion valvular.
Sivas il merkezindeki lokanta falijanlarinda Brucella seropozitifligi.
The diagnosis of brucellosis can be by slow-growing culture from blood or biopsies, serological demonstration of Brucella antibodies (ELISA) for the more commonly encountered strains, and PCR assays for separation and speciation of the terrestrial and marine mammal strains.
Coltorti, "Comparative sensitivity of gel diffusion and tube agglutination tests for the detection of Brucella canis antibodies in experimentally infected dogs," Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol.
Both the serum and CSF samples were positive for brucella militensis antibodies at titers of 1:320.
If Brucella RB51 goes untreated, the infection from the bacteria can result in chronic health problems like arthritis, heart problems, enlargement of the spleen or liver, and, in rare cases, nervous system-related diseases like meningitis.
3) Other studies have found the incidence of neurobrucellosis amongst children infected with Brucella to be 0.
Brucella replicate inside cells and evade the innate and adaptive immunity and cause the disease (Ficht, 2003).
The STAT, which has been a cornerstone in the serological diagnosis of brucellosis, is based on the reaction of a known standardized volume and concentration of whole Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis cell suspension with a standardized volume of doubling serum dilutions, usually ranging from 1:20 to 1:1280 [4].