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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 9802532, 3 pages
Case Report

A Rare Form of Brucella Bursitis with Negative Serology: A Case Report and Literature Review

Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Medicine, College of Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to F. M. Almajid; moc.liamg@dijamlaf

Received 6 October 2016; Revised 19 January 2017; Accepted 6 February 2017; Published 26 February 2017

Academic Editor: Gernot Walder

Copyright © 2017 F. M. Almajid. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Brucellosis is still endemic in certain parts of the world including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Latin America, and African regions. Osteoarticular manifestations are common presenting features. Brucellosis presenting as prepatellar bursitis has already been reported. We present a case of seronegative olecranon bursitis with positive blood and aspirate cultures. The patient improved remarkably by treatment with streptomycin and doxycycline with no evidence or relapse.