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Table 1

From: Brucellosis – forgotten but not gone

Age (yrs)/Sex 9/F 16/M 11/M
Fever (weeks) 2 16 6
Musculoskeletal complaints Cervical spine Elbow knee hip ankle Myalgia Calf pain
Other features Cervical nodes - Cervical nodes Hepatomegaly
Endemic area Travel Resident Resident
Unpasteurized milk ingestion + + +
Family history - - Mother and sib
WBC cumm/ESR mm/hr 8300/109 5900/50 7460/50
Sonography Splenic abscesses - Mesenteric, paraaortic nodes
Serology IgM + IgM + IgM and IgG +
Blood culture Negative Negative Negative