Acute psychosis due to brucellosis in a rural Iran: a report of two cases
Keywords:Neurobrucellosis, Psychiatry, Infectious disease
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.
Int J Infect Microbiol 2013;2(1):29-31