Splenic brucellosis

Brucellosis is a common zoonosis, which is particularly prevalent in Mediterranean countries. It produces a multisystemic illness that can present with a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations and complications 1.

This article is focusing on the splenic involvement by brucellosis. For general discussion please refer to brucellosis article.

Radiographic features

Splenic brucellosis may present as an abscess 1 or as a calcified splenic lesion. The calcification of chronic brucellosis in the spleen is characteristic. When these calcifications are present, this diagnosis should be considered despite whether symptoms of active disease are present 2

Differential diagnosis

The differential diagnosis for other causes of splenic abscesses include:

For the differential diagnosis of calcified splenic lesions refer to the splenic calcification article

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