[Intracranial hypertension and subarachnoid hemorrhage: the forms of presentation of neurobrucellosis]

An Med Interna. 1990 Jul;7(7):358-60.
[Article in Spanish]


2 exceptional cases of neurobrucellosis, which manifested as intracranial hypertension and subdural hemorrhage, are presented. A revision of the subject was carried out. We consider that the association of two antibiotics (rifampin, doxycycline or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) are valid and should be administered until the symptoms disappear and the CSF becomes normal. We suggest that all nervous system symptoms in our area, which are not clear, should be studied for brucella because sometimes these are the only features of neurobrucellosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Brucellosis / complications
  • Brucellosis / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / diagnosis*
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri / etiology
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology