Brucellosis mimicking vasculitis in a patient with renal failure and peripheral neuropathy

Mohammadali M. Shoja, Hamid T. Khosroshahi, R. Shane Tubbs, Mojtaba Varshochi, Fernando C. Fervenza

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Abstract

Very few reports of brucellosis with overt renal failure exist in the literature. The authors report interstitial nephritis and distal sensory-motor polyneuropathy as the presenting features of brucellosis. It is postulated that immunologic hypersensitivity reactions may play a role in the pathogenesis of brucellosis. A brief review on this topic is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Volume336
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Brucellosis; Hypersensitivity; Neuropathy; Renal failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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