A Case of Adolescent Brucellosis Presented with Epididymoorchitis

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Karli A., Sensoy G., Belet N.

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.11, no.3, pp.151-153, 2013 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jcp.11.76486
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.151-153
  • Keywords: Epididymoorchitis, adolescent, brucellosis
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Brucellosis is a sistemic infectious disease and it is a major public health problem in our country. It can involve many organs and systems and epididymoorchitis can be a rare presentation of this zoonotic disease in children. Here we report an adolescent patient who presented only with scrotal sweeling and brucella epididymoorchitis diagnosed later. Brucellosis can be rarely seen as epididimoorchitis. So it should be especially considered in the differential diagnosis in endemic areas of brucellosis. It can be diagnosed with a well documented history and relevant laboratory investigations and appropriate treatments can prevent a number of serious complications such as necrotizing orchitis, oligospermia and azospermia.