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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Developmental Neuroscience
- Clinical Neurology