Title
A traveler with neurobrucellosis A traveler with neurobrucellosis
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Travel medicine and infectious disease. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
7(2009) :4 , p. 215-218
ISSN
1477-8939
ISI
000207943000008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
An Indian traveler developed fever and neurological symptoms after a visit to East Africa. He was treated with suramin, melarsoprol and prednisolone for presumed East African trypanosomiasis. His condition deteriorated and cerebral lesions developed. Neurobrucellosis was diagnosed. Combination antibiotic therapy led to gradual clinical improvement and regression of the brain lesions. Misdiagnosis of East African trypanosomiasis followed by treatment with potentially lethal medication should be avoided by not relying on insufficient evidence during the diagnostic process.
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