Serial kinetics of the antibody response against the complete Brucella melitensis ORFeome in focal vertebral brucellosis.

Human brucellosis is a common zoonosis worldwide. Here we present a case of focal vertebral brucellosis in a 71-year-old Mexican-American woman who contracted infection from unpasteurized goat milk. Standard agglutination serology was negative; the diagnosis was established by the isolation of Brucella melitensis from abscess fluid. A B. melitensis protein… CONTINUE READING