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Abstract

An unusual case of a 3-year-old girl with a brucellar foot abscess is reported. Although direct microscopic examination of samples from the lesion did not reveal micro-organisms of any kind, a 7 day culture of caseous material yielded small colonies of Gram-negative cocobacilli in Löwenstein–Jensen medium. These were biochemically and molecularly identified as . The possibility of foot abscess being caused by should be considered in countries where brucellosis is endemic.

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