A case of brucellosis displaying Parkinsonian-like tremor

Ke Jin, Yuan Liu, Nian Chen, Lianhua Kong, Longfeng Jiang, Jun Li, Zuhu Huang
2013 Journal of Infection in Developing Countries  
We report a rare case of brucellosis with Parkinsonian-like tremor and simple partial motor seizure. This patient worked as a sheep butcher and the sheep were imported from brucellosis-endemic areas. He presented with classical manifestations of brucellosis; infection was confirmed using the Rose Bengal Plate and Standard Tube Agglutination tests. The patient also suffered from headache, partial seizures, changes of personality and static tremor of both upper limbs. After anti-infection
more » ... i-infection therapy, but without the use of anti-Parkinson drugs, the patient fully recovered and remained free of Parkinsonian-like tremor. Brucellosis can present with atypical symptoms, clinicians should widen their diagnostic view of brucella infection.
doi:10.3855/jidc.3025 pmid:24334951 fatcat:45a7wcn5ujfpzfc2ek4snkdnd4