Encephalomyelitis Due to Brucellosis

Seyed Mohammad Hashemi-Shahri, Maliheh Metanat, Maliheh Koshki
2014 International Journal of Infection  
Human brucellosis is a public health problem worldwide. Neurobrucellosis is a rare and severe form of systemic infection and has a broad range of clinical syndromes. Case Presentation: We reported a 21-year-old woman who was referred to our clinic with a subacute onset of fever, myalgia, and weakness of right foot, which gradually progressed and involved lower limbs and culminated in total paralysis. Conclusions: Although neurobrucellosis is a rare presentation of disease, meningitis or
more » ... ningitis or meningoencephalitis are the most frequent clinical syndromes associated with this form of infection. Brucellosis should be considered in patients with unexplained neurological findings, particularly in brucellosis endemic area.
doi:10.17795/iji-21561 fatcat:qkmmeraalvh4vfpn5ozuxtwmr4