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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

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


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.