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Revista Colombia Médica
Universidad del Valle - Facultad de Salud
ISSN: 0120-8322
EISSN: 1657-9534
Vol. 40, No. 2, 2009, pp. 218-220
Bioline Code: rc09028
Full paper language: Spanish
Document type: Research Article
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Revista Colombia Médica, Vol. 40, No. 2, 2009, pp. 218-220

 en Isolation of Brucella canis check for this species in other resources from a human sharing her house with infected dogs
Olivera, Martha & Di-Lorenzo, Cecilia


Objective: To report a case of bacteremia in a woman living in close contact with dogs infected with Brucella canis.
Methods: Previous written consent of the woman a blood sample was taken to perform rapid agglutination test, immunofluorescence, and hemoculture.
Results: Brucella canis was isolated and the isolation was confirmed by the Instituto Nacional ANLIS «Carlos G. Malbran» from Argentina. The woman did not present any symptoms associated with brucellosis.
Conclusion: There is a risk of contamination by B. canis for people keeping tight contact with infected dogs.

Public health; Zoonosis; Kennels.

 es Aislamiento de Brucella canis check for this species in other resources en un humano conviviente con caninos infectados. Informe de un caso
Olivera, Martha & Di-Lorenzo, Cecilia


Objetivo: Comunicar un caso de bacteriemia, en una mujer conviviente con perros infectados por Brucella canis.
Métodos: Previo consentimiento informado de la propietaria, se le tomó una muestra de sangre, para efectuar inmunofluorescencia (IFI), prueba rápida de aglutinación en placa (PARP) y hemocultivo.
Resultados: Se aisló la bacteria B. canis del cultivo de la propietaria del criadero, aislamiento confirmado por el Instituto Nacional ANLIS «Carlos G. Malbran» de Argentina. La mujer no presentó ningún síntoma asociado con brucelosis.
Conclusiones: Existen riesgos de contaminación con B. canis en personas que están en estrecho contacto con perros infectados.

Salud pública; Zoonosis; Criaderos.

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