An intramedullary dermoid cyst abscess due to Brucella abortus biotype 3 at T11-L2 spinal levels

YÖRÜK F., Meço O., Arasil E., Ünlü A.

Infection, vol.22, no.5, pp.359-360, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01715549
  • Journal Name: Infection
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-360
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


A 17-year-old boy was admitted to hospital with a history of backache, weakness of the lower extremities and fever. While the diagnosis of brucellosis was made his clinical course worsened. Acute medulla spinalis mass effect and signs of meningitis predominated. It was shown that he had a dermoid cyst infected with Brucella abortus biotype 3 which was the same strain growing in his blood cultures. © 1994 MMV Medizin Verlag GmbH München.