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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Those of brucellar spondylitis include predilection for lumbar spine, moderate paraspinal abnormal soft tissue, well-defined paraspinal abnormal signal, diffuse, but solely anterior part involvement, and no spinal deformity.
Pyogenic, tuberculous, and brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis: a descriptive and comparative study of 219 cases.
9,10) A study that included 35 brucellar spondylitis cases reported multifocal spinal involvement in 3 cases.
3,7) Brucellar spondylitis may be confused with other diseases affecting vertebra, especially with tuberculosis.