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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 1434051, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1434051
Case Report

Occupational Neurobrucellosis Mimicking a Brain Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2King Abdullah International Medical Research Center and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
4King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence should be addressed to Hussein Algahtani; moc.liamtoh@inathaglah

Received 6 January 2017; Accepted 26 January 2017; Published 16 February 2017

Academic Editor: Raul Colodner

Copyright © 2017 Hussein Algahtani et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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