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Afro-Egypt J Infect  Endem  Dis  2017 December ; 7(4):218

Brucellosis mimic SLE

Ahmad Rashed1, Mohammed Hassan2, Mohammed Abuhamdah3and Abdulaziz A Almalki3                                          1Intern , Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

2Consultant Internal Medicine, Alnoor Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

3Internal Medicine Specialist, Alnoor Hospital, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.



Brucellosis is an infectious disease with articular involvement. Brucellosis and rheumatologic disorders are difficult to discriminate between them in regions endemic to brucellosis.

The autoantibody level in patients with brucellosis has been discussed in a few studies. In one study showed autoimmune processes in the pathogenesis of brucellosis .

The purpose of this paper is to report a case of brucellosis that presented with positive autoimmune markers while negative Brucella agglutination test. Also the effectiveness of prednisolone in an acute phase.