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      Neurobrucellosis – A Rare Complication of Renal Transplantation


      American Journal of Nephrology

      S. Karger AG

      Kidney transplantation, Brucellosis, Nervous system diseases

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          Brucellosis is an intracellular bacterial infection contracted by consuming raw milk or by contact with infected cattle. Neurobrucellosis is a rather rare manifestation of brucellosis and has protean clinical presentations characterized by meningoencephalitis, myelitis, myelopathies, subarachnoid hemorrhage and psychiatric manifestations. A depressed immune status is believed to be a risk factor for developing neurobrucellosis. We report a case of neurobrucellosis in a patient 13 years after a cadaveric renal transplantation. Even though a Brucella organism was not isolated from body fluids she satisfied other criteria for establishing the diagnosis. Treatment with doxycycline and rifampin led to a clinical cure as well as to marked improvement in the Brucella titer.

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            Am J Nephrol
            American Journal of Nephrology
            S. Karger AG
            February 2001
            12 March 2001
            : 21
            : 1
            : 66-68
            Clinical Medical Services Department, Saudi Aramco-Dhahran Health Center, Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
            46223 Am J Nephrol 2001;21:66–68
            © 2001 S. Karger AG, Basel

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            Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

            Nervous system diseases, Brucellosis, Kidney transplantation


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