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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 25. No. 2, 2020

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2020;25:107-110

Case Report

A Young Child with Locally Acquired Refractory Brucellosis

ASY Leung, WL Yu, ACH Ho, TF Leung


Brucellosis, although not prevalent in Hong Kong, is a challenging zoonotic disease in terms of management and diagnosis. It is often overlooked and misdiagnosed in areas of low prevalence, and treatment strategy is different in paediatric population due to the limitation in drug choices and potential medication side effects. We report a 30-month-old boy with refractory brucellosis who presented with pyrexia of unknown origin.


Keyword : Brucella melitensis; Brucellosis; Pyrexia of unknown origin



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