To present 8 patients with polyradiculopathy or polyradiculoneuritis caused by brucellosis. Polyradiculopathy or polyradiculoneuritis are occasional neurological involvements of brucellosis. Materials and methods: The diagnosis was made with clinical, serological and/or cerebrospinal fluid, and electromyographic examinations. Results: All of the patients except one improved quickly after specific antimicrobial treatment. Furthermore, electrophysiological examinations revealed normal findings in 6 patients. Conclusion: This clinical form of brucellosis is mostly reversible if it is diagnosed earlier and treated effectively.
Brucellosis, neurobrucellosis, polyradiculopathy, peripheral neuritis
ERTEM, GÜNAY; KUTLU, GÜLNİHAL; HATİPOĞLU, ÇİĞDEM ATAMAN; BULUT, CEMAL; and DEMİRÖZ, ALİ PEKCAN
"A rare presentation of brucellosis: polyradiculopathy and peripheral neuritis,"
Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 42:
2, Article 23.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol42/iss2/23