Acute psychosis due to brucellosis in a rural Iran: a report of two cases

Authors

  • R Bidaki Department of Psychiatry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan
  • SM Yassini Department of Psychiatry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan
  • MT Maymand Department of Psychiatry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan
  • M Mashayekhi Department of Psychiatry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan
  • S Yassini Department of Psychiatry, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ijim.v2i1.8007

Keywords:

Neurobrucellosis, Psychiatry, Infectious disease

Abstract

Introduction: Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that causes multi systemic involvement. Neurobrucellosis occurs in less than 5% of patients. Psychosis as a presentation of neuro-brucellosis is a rare condition.

Case Report: We report a woman that was referred because of psychotic depression following brucellosis. Also we present a 66-year-old man that was admitted because of acute psychotic symptoms. He had behavioral disorders, visual and auditory hallucination, restlessness, impulsivity, incoherency and episodic crying. Neurobrucellosis was confirmed.

Conclusion: In patients with atypical psychosis in endemic areas, physicians should consider the portability of brucellosis.

DOI: http://doi.dx.org/10.3126/ijim.v2i1.8007

Int J Infect Microbiol 2013;2(1):29-31

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Published

2013-04-30

How to Cite

Bidaki, R., Yassini, S., Maymand, M., Mashayekhi, M., & Yassini, S. (2013). Acute psychosis due to brucellosis in a rural Iran: a report of two cases. International Journal of Infection and Microbiology, 2(1), 29–31. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijim.v2i1.8007

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Case Reports