Publication
Title
A traveler with neurobrucellosis
Author
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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Travel medicine and infectious disease. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
1477-8939
Volume/pages
7:4(2009), p. 215-218
ISI
000207943000008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 18.06.2010
Last edited 04.08.2017
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