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A Rare Coupling: Central Tuberculous and Brucella Co-infection

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Department of Radiology, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Department of Chest Disease, Süleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

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Department of Chest Disease, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey

Curr Res MRI 2024; 3: 30-32
DOI: 10.5152/CurrResMRI.2023.23070
Read: 225 Downloads: 73 Published: 27 September 2023

Tuberculosis and brucellosis can imitate each other in terms of clinical and laboratory findings, but their co-infection is rarely reported. The current case report will present such an uncommon co-infection. A 56-year-old farmer was admitted with complaints of disorientation and weight loss. He was infected with both tuberculosis and brucellosis. Cervical lymph node biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis, and hemagglutination test verified the diagnosis of brucellosis. Although tuberculous meningitis clinic is known to have a severe course, its coexistence with brucella infection should be investigated in instances that do not respond to therapy.

Cite this article as: Durmaz Ö, Seven Yalçın G, Devrim Binay U, Gürhan Balcı M, Çetin T, Ünver E. A rare coupling: Central tuberculous and brucella co-infection. Current Research in MRI, 2024;3(1):30-32.

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