Pediatric brucellosis: An (Almost) forgotten disease

Pablo Yagupsky

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9 Scopus citations


Brucellosis is the most common bacterial zoonotic infection causing human infections worldwide. Although the disease in domestic animals has been controlled in most developed countries, human brucellosis remains an endemic public health threat in several parts of the world, affecting especially the pediatric population. The aim of this chapter is to summarize the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood brucellosis, and discuss the public health agenda for eradicating the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHot Topics in Infection and Immunity in Children VIII
EditorsNigel Curtis, Adam Finn, Andrew Pollard
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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