Brucellar epididymoorchitis: A case report
Ramazan Topaktaş 1 * , Cevper Ersöz, Emre Can Polat, Mehmet Remzi Erdem, Abdulkadir Tepeler, Abdullah Armağan, Şinasi Yavuz Önol
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1 Bezmialem Vakıf Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Üroloji AD, Fatih, İstanbul, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Epididymoorchitis caused by Brucella species is a rare infection. Although the most common genitourinary involvement of brucellosis is epididymoorchitis, other findings may also occur. Clinical and serological data are sufficient for the diagnosis. We present a-34-year-old male admitted to our outpatient clinic with right testicular swelling and pain, high fewer, malaise, arthralgia, myalgia for ten days and hospitalized with prediagnosis epididymoorchitis. Testicle ultrasonography showed hipoechoic right testicular mass. Tumor markers were measured and found within the normal limits. Doxycycline and rifampicin were administered for six weeks and recovered uneventfully. Brucella epididymoorchitis should be kept in mind for the etiology of epididymoorchitis resistant to standard therapeutic approach especially in our country where Brucellosis is endemic.


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Article Type: Case Report

J Clin Exp Invest, 2012, Volume 3, Issue 1, 117-120

Publication date: 13 Mar 2012

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