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Abstract - Hearing loss: Can it be neurobrucellosis?
Hacer Aktürk, Asuman Özkan, İlkay Meral Odabaşı, Tuğçe Uzunhan, Nezahat Gürler, Oğuz Bülent Erol, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer

Hacer Aktürk,

Tophanelioğlu cad. Güzelyapı sitesi A blok Daire:12 Koşuyolu/Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey

Hearing loss: Can it be neurobrucellosis?

ABSTRACT

Brucellosis is a zoonotic infection transmitted from animals to humans mostly by ingestion through infected food prod­ucts, direct contact with an infected animal. It can involve any organ system and present with a broad spectrum of clini­cal findings. Central nervous system involvement, so called neurobrucellosis, is rarely seen in pediatric age population. Neurologic manifestations may also show great variability and lead to confusion in diagnosis. Here, we report a case of chronic neurobrucellosis presenting with gradually worsening sensorineural hearing loss and subsequently developed meningitis. A 15 years old girl was diagnosed as neurobrucellosis with the aid of positive serum and CSF agglutination tests, in addition to clinical findings and positive exposure history to unpasteurized dairy products. Clinicians serving in endemic areas should consider brucellosis in differential diagnosis of such atypical clinical presentations to avoid delay in diagnosis and treatment. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(3): 125-128 J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(3): 119-124

Hacer Aktürk, Tophanelioğlu cad. Güzelyapı sitesi A blok Daire:12 Koşuyolu/Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey,Hearing loss: Can it be neurobrucellosis?, Hacer Aktürk, Tophanelioğlu cad. Güzelyapı sitesi A blok Daire:12 Koşuyolu/Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkey J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(3): 125-128 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.03.0190

Volume 05, Number 03 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 03 (2015)