Brucellosis of the central nervous system. A case report of an infected infant

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1989 Oct;28(10):476-8. doi: 10.1177/000992288902801011.


Brucellosis in early infancy is unusual and reports of congenitally acquired infection are extremely rare. The patient presented at the age of 8 months with high fever and signs of meningitis. He had a previous history of hydrocephalus undergoing shunt alleviation at 1 month of age. A diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) brucellosis was subsequently made. Transplacental transmission is offered as a possible explanation for the acquisition of this child's brucellosis infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brucellosis / diagnosis*
  • Brucellosis / etiology
  • Brucellosis / pathology
  • Central Nervous System / pathology
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male