Aysun Özlü

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Evliya Çelebi Training and Research Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey

Keywords: Brucellosis, muscle and joint pain, physical therapy and rehabilitation.


Muscle-joint pain is one of the most common symptoms of brucellosis, an endemic zoonotic disease in our country. To avoid morbidity in these patients, brucellosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis, and any necessary serological/microbiological tests should be requested. Difficult-to-diagnose cases should be referred to the Infectious Diseases branch. Sacroiliitis is the most common musculoskeletal findings of brucellosis, followed by peripheral arthritis/arthralgia, spondylitis, osteomyelitis, and bursitis. The aim of the review was to examine brucellosis from the perspective of a Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation specialist in the light of the literature.

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