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Severe major depression: a case of neurobrucellosis

Lara Utku Ince; Nursel Akti Kavuran; Abdulcemal Ozcan; Suheyla Unal.

Abstract
Neurobrucellosis (NB) is a rare complication seen in 2-7% of brucellosis cases. Nervous system involvement can cause many neurological and psychiatric disorders and symptoms such as encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, myelitis/myelopathy, spinal epidural abscess, pseudotumor cerebri, Parkinsonism, dementia, neuropathies, subarachnoid hemorrhage, depression, agitation, psychosis, personality disorder, euphoria, and nightmares. These varied manifestations make the diagnosis difficult. We present a case admitted for severe major depression and radiculopathy where the patient recovered rapidly with antibiotherapy.

Key words: Neurobrucellosis;depression;complication


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