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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

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.