Antibiotics are used to treat the infection and prevent it from coming back. Longer courses of therapy may be needed if there are complications.
Relapse may occur, and symptoms may continue for years. As with tuberculosis, the illness can come back after a long period of time.
- Bone and joint lesions
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Infective endocarditis
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you develop symptoms of brucellosis.
Also, call if your symptoms worsen or do not improve with treatment, or if new symptoms develop.
Review Date : 9/3/2008
Reviewed By : D. Scott Smith, M.D., MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City, CA & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Stanford University. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.