Subacute transverse myelitis as a clinical presentation of neurobrucellosis

  • Juan José Díaz-Vintimilla General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Luis Adrián Rosales Hernández General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1398-0493
  • Rogelio Zapata-Arenas General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4715-5643
  • Sokani Sánchez-Montes National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6316-2187
  • Ingeborg Becker National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3821-4998
Keywords: Transverse myelitis, Brucella melitensis, neurobrucellosis, case report

Abstract

Brucella melitensis is the main cause of human brucellosis worldwide and is considered the most virulent and neurotropic species. In Mexico, this species is considered endemic, being reported since the first decade of the 20th century. Here we present a case of subacute transverse myelitis with the isolation and identification of B. melitensis as the causative agent of Neurobrucellosis in a female patient from the coastal state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Author Biographies

Luis Adrián Rosales Hernández, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico

Department of Internal Medicine, Second Year Resident

Rogelio Zapata-Arenas, General Hospital of Mexico “Dr. Eduardo Liceaga”, Mexico City, Mexico

Department of Internal Medicine, Attending Physician

Sokani Sánchez-Montes, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Tropical Medicine Center, Expert in Molecular Epidemiology

Ingeborg Becker, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

Tropical Medicine Center, Director

Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
1.
Díaz-VintimillaJJ, Rosales HernándezLA, Zapata-ArenasR, Sánchez-MontesS, Becker I (2021) Subacute transverse myelitis as a clinical presentation of neurobrucellosis. J Infect Dev Ctries 15:1359-1363. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14753
Section
Case Reports