La brucelosis en el diagnóstico diferencial de las meningitis asépticas: A propósito de un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Aseptic meningitis caused by brucellosis. Report of one case

Mario Campero*, Ricardo Espinoza, Carlos Silva

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Aseptic meningitis represents a diagnostic challenge for the clinician. Cytological and chemical parameters are key in the differential diagnosis. Hypoglycorrhachia is a strong predictor of a bacterial origin for aseptic meningitis. We report a 44-year-old male with a history of recurrent febrile headaches admitted with fever and delirium. The initial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis showed low glucose levels. Magnetic resonance imaging did not show abnormalities. The patient was discharged but was admitted again three weeks later with fever, headache and a stiff neck. The CSF was inflammatory with low glucose levels. Serology for brucellosis was positive. The patient was treated with ceftriaxone and rifampicin with a good clinical response.

Translated title of the contributionAseptic meningitis caused by brucellosis. Report of one case
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1844-1847
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Medica de Chile
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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