BRUCELLAR AORTITIS AND MENINGOENCEPHALITIS IN AN ADOLESCENT


Bayhan G. İ. , Ece I. , Oner A. F.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.35, no.12, pp.1368-1370, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001260
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.1368-1370

Abstract

Brucellosis can affect any organ system and result in possible complications. We present an adolescent male who had brucellar aortitis and meningitis simultaneously. Brucellar aortic involvement is a rare complication of brucellosis and can occur without concomitant endocarditis. Here, the patient was managed with prolonged antibiotic therapy without any surgery.