A rare simultaneous condition: Pulmonary brucellosis in patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

  • Seyid Ahmet Ay Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Yusuf Hancerli Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Secil Deniz Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Muzaffer Saglam Department of Radiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mustafa Hatipoğlu Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Canakkale Military Hospital, Canakkale, Turkey
  • Veysel Ozalper Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ferhat Deniz Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Arif Yonem Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Asım Ülçay Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, İstanbul, Turkey
  • Kamil Baskoy Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey
Keywords: Brucellosis, Pneumonia, Hypogonadism

Abstract

Brucellosis is an important zoonotic disease that remains a world-wide public health problem. Pulmonary involvement in the course of brucellosis is an extremely rare condition reported about 1-5% of the cases. Here, we present a case with pulmonary brucellosis, and hypogonadotropic (secondary) hypogonadism referred our tertiary medical center for further evaluation about eunuchoidism and delayed puberty when he was applied to the primary care center with the complaint of only non-productıve cough. Clinicians should be considered to the possibility of brucellosis being the cause of  respiratory symptoms, even in the absence of other frequent symptoms of brucellosis particularly osteoarticular problems.

Author Biographies

Seyid Ahmet Ay, Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Yusuf Hancerli, Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Secil Deniz, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Numune Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Muzaffer Saglam, Department of Radiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Radiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Mustafa Hatipoğlu, Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Canakkale Military Hospital, Canakkale, Turkey

Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinic Microbiology, Canakkale Military Hospital, Canakkale, Turkey

Veysel Ozalper, Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Internal Medicine, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Ferhat Deniz, Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Arif Yonem, Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Asım Ülçay, Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, İstanbul, Turkey

Department of Infectious Disease and Clinical Microbiology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, İstanbul, Turkey

Kamil Baskoy, Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

Department of Endocrinology, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Gulhane Military Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey

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Published
2016-03-31
How to Cite
Ay, S. A., Hancerli, Y., Deniz, S., Saglam, M., Hatipoğlu, M., Ozalper, V., Deniz, F., Yonem, A., Ülçay, A., & Baskoy, K. (2016). A rare simultaneous condition: Pulmonary brucellosis in patient with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. Disease and Molecular Medicine, 4(1), 9-12. https://doi.org/10.5455/dmm.20160323125025
Section
Case Report