Demographic characteristics, clinical signs and laboratory findings in Brucellosis hospitalized patients in Kermanshah

AUTHORS

Sajad Dehnavi 1 , Nasrollah‏ ‏Sohrabi 1 , * , Siamak Zarei 1 , Alireza‏ ‏ Afshari Safavi 2 , Behnam‏ ‏Afrasiabi‎ 1 , Kamran Salimi‎ 1

1 Department of Medical‏ ‏Laboratory Sciences, School of‏ ‏Paramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences,‎‏ ‏Kermanshah‎, Iran

2 Department of Biostatistics and‏ ‏Epidemiology, School of Health,‎‏ ‏Isfahan University of ‎Medical‏ ‏Sciences, Isfahan‎, Iran

How to Cite: Dehnavi S , ‏Sohrabi N , Zarei S , Afshari Safavi A ‏, ‏Afrasiabi‎ B , et al. Demographic characteristics, clinical signs and laboratory findings in Brucellosis hospitalized patients in Kermanshah, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2015 ; 3(4):e82123.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 3 (4); e82123
Published Online: January 07, 2015
Article Type: Research Article
Received: June 09, 2014
Accepted: November 09, 2014

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Background: Brucellosis is a common infection among humans and animals that called zoonosis. The disease is common especially in Middle East countries such as Iran. The aim of this study was to investigate of demographic characteristics, clinical signs and results of serologic tests in brucellosis hospitalized patients in Kermanshah, 2006-2011.
Methods: In this descriptive cross sectional study, 305 hospitalized patients were investigated. A questionnaire about demographic characteristic clinical signs and laboratory findings was filled in. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS
software version 20.
Results: Of 305 patients, 163 cases (53.4%) were male. The mean age of patients was 36.66 years old. The most of common age group was 11-20 (20.3%). The most contagious seasons were summer and spring (64.6%). 16.1% of patients had a history of animal contact and consumption of unpasteurized dairy products.
The most common sign were skeletal pain, myalgia and arthralgia (81%). Disease was more common among housewives (37.1%). According to results of serologic tests, the majority of the patients had wright test titer ≥1.80 (93.4%) and 2ME test titer ≥1.40
(88.2%), respectively.
Conclusion: Prevention and education programs are necessary to reduce the economic and social problems resulting from brucellosis.
 

Keywords

Brucellosis clinical signs serologic tests

© 2015, Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fulltext

The full text of this article is available on PDF.

References

  • 1.

    The References of this article is available on PDF.

  • COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: