|Year : 2000 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 170--3
Meningoencephalitis in brucellosis.
DK Kochar, BL Kumawat, N Agarwal, Shubharakaran, S Aseri, BV Sharma, A Rastogi
Department of Medicine, Neurology Division, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, 334003, India., India
Human brucellosis, more specifically neurobrucellosis, is a less commonly reported disease in India; although, animal brucellosis and seroprevalence in specific areas is well reported. We are reporting 4 cases of neurobrucellosis presenting as meningoencephalitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by serological test and agglutination titre was > 1:320 in all the patients. All these patients had close contact with animals and history of raw milk ingestion was present in 3 cases. The aim of presenting these cases is to create awareness among physicians while treating meningitis in persons, engaged in occupations related to brucellosis or having a history of ingestion of raw milk or milk product.
D K Kochar
Department of Medicine, Neurology Division, S.P. Medical College, Bikaner, 334003, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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