A case of childhood Brucellosis with neurological involvement and epididymo-orchitis

  • Saliha Kanik-Yuksek Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Belgin Gulhan Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hasan Tezer Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Ankara, Turkey
Keywords: Brucella, epididymoorchitis, neurobrucellosis, child

Abstract

Brucellosis is a common zoonotic infection worldwide caused by Brucella species. Central nervous system involvement is a serious complication of brucellosis, and the clinical presentation is quite heterogeneous. The genitourinary system may be affected. Epididymo-orchitis is the most common type of urinary tract involvement, which can cause serious complications. Herein, we present a case of brucellosis in a child with a rare combination of epididymo-orchitis and neurobrucellosis not encountered previously in the literature.

Author Biographies

Saliha Kanik-Yuksek, Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Belgin Gulhan, Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Aslinur Ozkaya-Parlakay, Ankara Hematology Oncology Children's Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Hasan Tezer, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Ankara, Turkey
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Published
2014-12-15
How to Cite
1.
Kanik-Yuksek S, Gulhan B, Ozkaya-Parlakay A, Tezer H (2014) A case of childhood Brucellosis with neurological involvement and epididymo-orchitis. J Infect Dev Ctries 8:1636-1638. doi: 10.3855/jidc.4432
Section
Case Reports