Cranial imaging findings in neurobrucellosis: results of Istanbul-3 study


ERDEM H., SENBAYRAK S., Meriç K., Batırel A., Karahocagil M. K. , HASBUN R., ...More

INFECTION, vol.44, no.5, pp.623-631, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s15010-016-0901-3
  • Journal Name: INFECTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.623-631
  • Keywords: Neurobrucellosis, Computerized tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Diagnosis, Inflammation, NERVOUS-SYSTEM BRUCELLOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, MENINGITIS, POLYRADICULOPATHY, INVOLVEMENT

Abstract

Objective Neuroimaging abnormalities in central nervous system (CNS) brucellosis are not well documented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of imaging abnormalities in neurobrucellosis and to identify factors associated with leptomeningeal and basal enhancement, which frequently results in unfavorable outcomes.