Prepatellar Brucella melitensis bursitis: case report and literature review

Clin Rheumatol. 2007 Nov;26(11):1941-2. doi: 10.1007/s10067-007-0565-6. Epub 2007 Feb 17.


Bursal infection is an uncommon clinical presentation of brucellosis. We herein report a case of Brucella melitensis bursitis that was successfully treated. Other reported cases of brucella bursitis were reviewed. A high degree of suspicion in the right clinical setting is required for the diagnosis of brucella bursitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brucella melitensis / metabolism*
  • Brucellosis / diagnosis*
  • Bursitis / diagnosis*
  • Bursitis / microbiology*
  • Bursitis / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Knee / pathology
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents