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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318261151e
Case Reports

A Case of Underdiagnosed Brucella Meningitis Presented With Hearing Loss

Oz, Fatma Nur MD*; Tanir, Gonul MD*; Simsek, Gokce MD; Kaya, Neslihan Gurcan MD*; Akin, Istemihan MD

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Abstract

Abstract: Brucellosis is a widespread zoonosis in many parts of the world. Neurologic complications including meningitis, meningoencephalitis, brain abscess, myelitis, radiculoneuritis, peripheral and cranial neuropathies, and psychiatric manifestations are rarely encountered, especially in children. In this report, we present a 13-year-old adolescent boy with chronic Brucella meningitis and hearing loss who was given antibrucellosis treatment for 6 months and subsequently underwent cochlear implantation.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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