A CASE REPORT ON NEUROBRUCELLOSIS AND MENINGOENCEPHALITIS
Dr. S. Parveen*, PAM. Sucharitha and Dr. S. Arshiya Banu
Brucellosis is a highly contagious zoonotic infection caused by infected animals or close contact with their secretions or by ingestion of unpasteurized milk or uncooked meat. This disease is caused by a gram-negative bacteria called Brucella which can spread disease from animals to human. Meningoencephalitis is an infection or inflammation of the meninges and brain. A patient with a past history of neurobrucellosis and meningoencephalitis came to the hospital with the chief complaints of fever, altered sensorium, joint pains, vomiting for 5 days. By the neurological investigations, it was evaluated that the patient had neurobrucellosis with meningoencephalitis. Treatment was given based on the patient condition. Medication errors were seen in the case and interventions was done to provide a rational and safe therapy.
Keywords: Brucellosis, meningoencephalitis, patient counseling, medication errors, intervention.
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