Frequency of subclinical peripheral neuropathy in cases of untreated brucellosis


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Sanivar H., Ozlece H. K. , Huseyinoglu N., Aydin E., Ilik F.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.11, no.10, pp.753-758, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.8056
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.753-758
  • Keywords: brucellosis, peripheral neuropathy, electrophysiological evaluation, GUILLAIN-BARRE-SYNDROME, NEUROBRUCELLOSIS, POLYNEUROPATHY, DIAGNOSIS

Abstract

Introduction: Brucellosis is a common zoonotic disease in some areas of the world. It may affect several organs and is known to involve the nervous system in 2.7-17.8% of affected patients. During the progression of brucellosis, peripheral neuropathies (PNs) have been reported. However, there are few studies investigating the presence of subclinical neuropathy in asymptomatic patients. In our study, we aimed to evaluate the presence of peripheral neuropathy using electrophysiological methods in newly-diagnosed untreated brucellosis patients.