Brucella septicemia in pregnancy

P. Schreyer, E. Caspi, Y. Leiba, Y. Eshchar, D. Sompolinsky

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A case of Brucella melitensis septicemia in a second-trimester pregnancy causing intrauterine fetal death and Gram-negative septic shock with diffuse intravascular coagulation is reported. The literature is reviewed. This is the first reported case of human brucellosis in association with Gram-negative sepsis and DIC during pregnancy. The importance of blood cultures and agglutinins for Brucella in febrile pregnant patients is re-emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1980
Externally publishedYes


  • brucellosis
  • pregnancy
  • sepsis


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