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Comment from: ERIC N, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: December 10

I am a veterinary surgeon who played a very active part in the UK brucellosis eradication in the 1970s. I have had periods of infection over the years. I am left with permanent lymphangitis and heart lesion, diagnosed by a scan. In 2018 I had a total collapse requiring porcine aortic valve replacement and double bypass. I am looking for advice on reoccurrence as I have recovered well.

Comment from: Hapless, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 14

In 1949 I was sent to live with my aunt and cousins, and my aunt had a cow. I recall all of us children being very ill. In the 1960s when starting our family I had 2 spontaneous abortions, and was informed that I had brucellosis. In 1975 worked as a nurse, my medical showed that I had chronic brucellosis. I moved to different area in 1982 feeling very ill and went to see local doctor who phoned a few weeks later to say I had chronic brucellosis. In 2004 I moved yet again, but doctors here all state that I have never ever had brucellosis. I begged for a blood test but was told it is all in my mind or that I have fibromyalgia. I wonder how long it takes for the results to come back from a blood test. I feel I need to move back to where I was last diagnosed. I have had a temperature of 39.7 plus and admitted to hospital, I was diagnosed with a urine infection, given intravenous penicillin and another antibiotic which I felt must also help clear the brucellosis. Again the hospital doctor states I have never had brucellosis. There is no record of brucellosis in my notes. I would love to not have brucellosis but the way I am feeling is exactly like a brucellosis attack.


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