febris melitensis


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fe·bris mel·i·ten·sis

infection with Brucella melitensis;
See also: Brucella melitensis biovar cunis.

brucellosis

A highly contagiously infection by Brucella spp, primarily B abortus (less commonly, B melintensis and B suis), caused by skin contact with infected cattle, goats and sheep or consumption of contaminated milk or meat.
 
Epidemiology
Primarily affects veterinarians, farmers, wool sorters and dairy workers, who are occupationally exposed to infected animals, meats or spore-laden wool.
 
Clinical findings
Fever, sweating, malaise, aches, meningitis, abscesses of brain, liver, spleen, cholecytitis, endocarditis, arthritis, spondylitis, osteomyelitis, erythema nodosum, inhalation pneumonitis.
 
Management
Doxycycline, rifampin for 6+ weeks.
 
Prognosis 
Generally less than 5%.