Acute psychosis due to neurobrucellosis: a case report
Ateş, M.A. (2008) Acute psychosis due to neurobrucellosis: a case report. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry (Anadolu Psikiyatri Dergisi), 9 (3). pp. 188-190.
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Although brucellosis has been traditionally characterized as a disorder primarily of acute high fever, night sweating, arthralgia; it can also mimic the insidious psychiatric disorders progressing with atypical chronic symp-toms. Neurobrucellosis is a rare complication of brucellosis affecting central and peripheral nervous system and causing serious clinical complications. One of these complications is psychosis which has been rarely reported in literature as case reports. The clinicians do not consider neurobrucellosis in the differential diagnosis of brucellosis. Widespread livestock production, insufficient food control, and pervasive infectious diseases in developing countries like ours might lead to higher prevalence of brucellosis in community which results in considering brucellosis as an important option in differential diagnosis of fever observed in patients with psychiatric symptoms. A neurobrucellosis case with psychotic symptoms was discussed by a literature model in this report.
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