Veterinarians are familiar with the fact that the organism Brucella melitensis variety abortus occasionally produces a dermatitis. Haxthausen and Thomsen1 and Huddleson and Johnson2 have written articles on the subject in the last two years, but I know of no other recent report, and the condition is evidently not commonly known among dermatologists. For that reason the following case occurring in the practice of Dr. W. A. Pusey seems to be worthy of report.
REPORT OF CASE
Recently, a veterinary surgeon, aged 40, an intelligent man, had a severe dermatitis involving the arms. The eruption was confined to the left forearm and the right arm, and it was most acute on the flexor surfaces of the right arm. The background of the eruption consisted of a bright erythema, which on the areas most intensively affected was covered with grouped follicular papules and a few bright red and brownish-red
WEBER LF. BRUCELLA DERMATITIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;26(3):422–424. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450030420003