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MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma

Peter W Schreiber, Adrian Schmid, Stefania Fagagnini, Arne Kröger, Bart Vrugt, Cäcilia S Reiner, Katia Boggian, Marc Schiesser, Beat Müllhaupt & Huldrych F Günthard

abstract Brucellosis is a common, worldwide zoonosis. Clinical presentation is protean and often goes unrecognized. Hepatic brucelloma is a rare local complication of chronic brucellosis. We report a case in which magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography imaging prompted suspicion of a hepatic malignancy. Diagnosis was ultimately made by serology and polymerase chain reaction of resected liver tissue.
   
citation Schreiber P W, Schmid A, Fagagnini S, Kröger A, Vrugt B, Reiner C S, Boggian K, Schiesser M, Müllhaupt B, Günthard H F. MRI and PET-CT Failed to Differentiate Between Hepatic Malignancy and Brucelloma. Open Forum Infect Dis 2018; 5:ofy052.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 08-03-2018
journal title Open Forum Infect Dis (5/4)
ISSN print 2328-8957
pages ofy052
PubMed 29644248
DOI 10.1093/ofid/ofy052