The effect of long-term ethanol feeding on Brucella melitensis infection of rats

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Yumuk Z. , Ozdemirci S., Erden B. F. , Dundar V.

ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM, vol.36, no.4, pp.314-317, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/alcalc/36.4.314
  • Title of Journal : ALCOHOL AND ALCOHOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.314-317


The adverse effects of ethanol on Brucella melitensis have not been studied previously. In this study, a new model of B. melitensis infection was used in the setting of chronic ethanol administration in rats. It was found that the chronically ethanol-receiving rats exposed to B. melitensis infection had significantly greater numbers of B. melitensis in their spleen and liver than the rats in the control group.