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Case Report

Brucella Shunt Infection as a Rare Presentation of Neurobrucellosis

Table 1

Lab data during hospitalization.

Day 1Day 3Day 5Day 7

ESR = 49 mm/hr
CRP = 12 mg/L (negative: <5)
WBC = 11300/mcl
Plt = 549000/mcl
HB = 11.9 g/dl
Urine culture = negative
Blood culture = negative
Blood culture = Brucella spp.
CSF sample of VP shunt = Brucella spp.
CSF sample of LP = negative
Wright = 1 : 320
Coombs Wright = 1 : 640
2ME = 1 : 320
Anti-Brucella IgG > 150
CSF analysis
Shunt sample
WBC = 100/mcl with 70% PMN
Protein = 160 mg/dl
RBC = 900/mcl
Glucose = 20 mg/dl
LP sample
WBC = 0–1/mcl
RBC = 0–1/mcl
Protein = 115 mg/dl
Glucose = 10

Abbreviations. CSF: cerebrospinal fluid, WBC = white blood cells, RBC = red blood cells, LP = lumbar puncture, 2ME = 2 mercapto ethanol agglutination test.

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