Neurobrucellosis: A Partially Treatable Cause of Vision Loss

Seyed Hassan Tonekaboni, Abdollah Karimi, Shahnaz Armin, Ladan Afshar Khase, Ali Shabahang Sabertehrani

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Involvement of the central nervous system due to brucellosis is rare and has a broad range of clinical manifestations. Reported here is a case of neurobrucellosis in a 13-year-old boy leading to visual impairment and unilateral hearing loss. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed a suprasellar mass with extension to the optic chiasm. This case represents a novel finding of pediatric neurobrucellosis involving the optic chiasm. The patient's visual acuity, but not hearing, improved after initiation of antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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