neurobrucellosis


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neurobrucellosis

[-bro̅o̅′səlo′sis]
a serious complication of a brucellosis infection that affects the nervous system and may cause meningitis, stroke, cranial nerve lesions, or mycotic aneurysms. The condition usually requires treatment with antibiotics that cross the blood-brain barrier.
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Our case report emphasizes that neurobrucellosis should be considered in evaluation of patients with unexplained neurological symptoms.
A final diagnosis of neurobrucellosis with pseudotumor cerebri was established.
Neurobrucellosis is a severe but rarely seen complication of human brucellosis.
Neurobrucellosis is uncommon, developing in <5% of patients with Brucella infection and producing diverse neurological syndromes.
Invasive brucellosis and neurobrucellosis will require prolonged treatment (2-12 months) with a combination of intravenous rifampin, doxycycline, and gentamicin for a week or more followed by six or more weeks of oral doxycycline and rifampin.
He had a history of using antibiotics with the suspicion of neurobrucellosis just because brucellosis is endemic in our country.
Neurobrucellosis should be considered in long term fever accompanying the unexplained neurological symptoms such as hearing loss.
Three cases were attributed to environmental exposures (3,4); two of the patients reported symptoms consistent with neurobrucellosis, and the third was diagnosed with spinal osteomyelitis.
Nervous system involvement, known as neurobrucellosis (NB), occurs in about 2-10% of the cases and can develop at any stage of the disease (2,4-6).
More severe complications comprise, in descending order of frequency, neurobrucellosis, liver abscesses, and endocarditis (FUGIER et al.