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What are the symptoms and signs of brucellosis?

The symptoms and signs of brucellosis may develop from days to months after the initial exposure to the organism (incubation period). While some individuals may develop mild symptoms, others may go on to develop long-term chronic symptoms.

The signs and symptoms of brucellosis are extensive and they can be similar to many other febrile illnesses. They include

  • fever (the most common finding, and it may be intermittent and relapsing),


  • sweating,


  • body aches,


  • joint pain,


  • fatigue,


  • weakness,


  • dizziness,


  • headache,


  • depression,


  • irritability,


  • loss of appetite,


  • weight loss,


  • cough,


  • difficulty breathing,


  • chest pain,


  • abdominal pain,


  • enlarged liver and/or spleen.

Other symptoms and signs may also be present with brucellosis. Certain variables such as the severity of illness, the chronicity of illness, and the development of complications can all impact the clinical findings associated with the disease.

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Comment from: Job, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: November 20

I didn't know that I was having the disease, but for a long time I have been having smelly sweat, mild headache, itchy chills after shower and diarrhea just after having tea.

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