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1/2. Total hip arthroplasty infected by Brucella: a report of two cases.

    infection caused by Brucella following total joint arthroplasty is very rare. We present 2 cases of brucellar infection following total hip arthroplasty (THA). A 66-year-old woman who had prolonged contact with cattle presented with pain at the thigh and groin areas. The patient had undergone an uncemented THA for a hip fracture 3 years previously. Cultures of articular liquid were positive for brucella abortus. The implant was loosened and was managed with a 2-stage re-implantation. A 71-year-old man presented with painless suppuration of the hip joint through the scar from previous surgeries. radiography demonstrated a well-integrated THA. When postoperative cultures were found positive for brucella melitensis, antibiotic treatment of rifampicin 900 mg, streptomycin 1 g, and doxycycline 200 mg daily were prescribed. At 5.5-year and 5-year follow-up, respectively, both patients were asymptomatic and free of infection with well-integrated implants. As the Brucella pathogen is highly susceptible to antibiotics, standard 2-stage revision arthroplasty for loosened implant or debridement and antibiotic treatment for well-fixed implant should suffice.
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2/2. Contact dermatitis caused by Brucella.

    We report a case of a distinctive dermatitis in a dairy worker exposed to brucella abortus while manually delivering an infected calf. The rapid onset of pruritus, the strict limitation of lesions to the upper extremities, and the negative results on growth of culture for microorganisms make direct bacterial infection an untenable cause in this case. Allergic hypersensitivity is the probable mechanism, manifesting itself initially as contact urticaria. Coincidentally our patient also had systemic brucellosis, the symptoms of which antedated and were unrelated to his cutaneous disease.
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