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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 8643192, 3 pages
Case Report

Ulcerative Lesions: A Rare Cutaneous Manifestation of Brucellosis

1Department of Infectious Diseases, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan, Iran
2Student Research Committee, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Lorestan, Iran
3Department of the English Language, School of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Payman Jafarpour Fard; moc.liamg@drafruoprafaajnamyap

Received 24 December 2017; Accepted 11 April 2018; Published 16 May 2018

Academic Editor: Stephen A. Klotz

Copyright © 2018 Abbas Azadi et al. 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 a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans mainly via the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products, and it can involve any organ all over the body. Here, we report a significant rare case of brucellosis with cutaneous manifestations in a 52-year-old male patient whose disease was diagnosed via a serology test. The patient received standard antibiotic treatment, and his cutaneous lesions healed quickly. Although the cutaneous manifestations of brucellosis are exceedingly rare, in case of encountering ulcerative lesions and other cutaneous findings, particularly in endemic areas, infection with brucellosis should be kept in mind as an important differential diagnosis.