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December 19, 1959

Manifestaciones osteoarticulares de la brucelosis

JAMA. 1959;171(16):2274-2275. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010340118030

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In 1944 a valuable monograph on human brucellosis, written by Prof. A. Pedro-Pons and Dr. P. Farreras Valenti, was published in Barcelona. Because of World War II this publication did not attract the universal attention that it should have received. The present volume on the bone and joint complications of brucellosis is based on 174 consecutive cases of brucellosis studied in the clinic of Pedro-Pons in Barcelona from 1927 to 1955. This is a study of disease due to Brucella melitensis and reflects the large number of severe complications that are caused by this species of brucella as compared to those caused by Brucella abortus. This valuable contribution presents details of the clinical, roentgenologic, and pathological aspects of Brucellosis. Each chapter has an English summary. The author emphasizes the rarity of chronic rheumatoid disease involving the peripheral joints, as a complication of brucellosis, and stresses the commonly associated finding of

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