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Title: Neurobrucellosis: report of a rare disease in 20 Iranian patients referred to a tertiary hospital
Authors: Ranjbar, M.
Rezaiee, A.A.
Hashemi, S.H.
Mehdipour, S.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We reviewed the clinical manifestations and outcome of 20 cases of neurobrucellosis out of 1375 patients with brucellosis admitted to the infectious diseases ward of a tertiary hospital in Hamedan, Islamic Republic of Iran. Of the 20 cases, 12 had meningitis [acute and subacute], 4 had meningoencephalitis, 2 had myelopathy, 1 had polyradiculopathy and 1 had meningovascular complications manifested by stroke. The most prevalent symptoms were headache [75%], vomiting and fever [50%] and unconsciousness [35%]. Among 20 neurobrucellosis patients, 1 died and the other 19 recovered; 14 fully recovered and 5 patients had residual neurological deficits. In endemic areas, the disease should be ruled out in all patients who develop unexplained neurological symptoms
Description: 143-148
Keywords: Neurologic Manifestations
Rare Diseases
Subject: Brucellosis
ISSN: 1020-3397
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