Clinical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Features

  • Mehmet Turgut
  • Fuad Sami Haddad
  • Oreste de Divitiis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fuad Sami Haddad
      Pages 3-6
    3. George F. Araj
      Pages 7-12
  3. Cranial and Intracranial Brucellosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Ersen Ertekin, Mehmet Turgut, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Fuad Sami Haddad
      Pages 15-22
    3. Abbas Tafakhori, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Saliha Kanık-Yüksek, Mehmet Turgut
      Pages 23-28
    4. Teresa Somma, Chiara Caggiano, Enrico Tedeschi, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Francesco Faella
      Pages 29-35
    5. Güliz Uyar Güleç, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
      Pages 37-43
    6. Fuad Sami Haddad
      Pages 45-54
    7. Fuad Sami Haddad
      Pages 55-60
    8. Dheeraj Khurana, Roopa Rajan, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Venugopalan Y. Vishnu
      Pages 61-67
    9. Hamid Reza Naderi
      Pages 69-79
  4. Spinal Brucellosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Mitra Ranjbar, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Marzieh Nojomi, Mehmet Turgut
      Pages 89-98
    3. Oreste de Divitiis, Michelangelo de Angelis, Andrea Elefante
      Pages 99-103
    4. Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Recep Brohi, Pelin Demir, Andrea Elefante
      Pages 105-111
    5. Ebru Kursun, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Naime Altınkaya Tokmak, Mehmet Turgut
      Pages 113-120
    6. Erdal Kalkan, Fatih Erdi, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Bülent Kaya
      Pages 121-125
  5. Peripheral and Cranial Nerves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Farhad Abbasi, Soolmaz Korooni, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut
      Pages 129-133
    3. Hakim Irfan Showkat, Basharat Mujtaba Jan, Arif Hussain Sarmast, Sadaf Anwar, Rouf Asimi, Gull Mohammad Bhat
      Pages 135-139
  6. Laboratory Studies in Neuro-Brucellosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
  7. Therapy of Neuro-Brucellosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Ana Cerván, Miguel Hirschfeld, Miguel Rodriguez, Enrique Guerado
      Pages 151-159
    3. Xenophon Sinopidis, Mehmet Turgut, Stylianos Roupakias, Ahmet Tuncay Turgut, Oreste de Divitiis
      Pages 161-178
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 179-182

About this book


This book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of neurobrucellosis, which remains common despite significant improvements in preventive measures, neuroradiological techniques, and treatment methods. The chapters are organized into five sections, the first three of which address cranial and intracranial brucellosis, spinal brucellosis, and brucellosis of the peripheral portions of the nervous system. The fourth section focuses on laboratory studies in neurobrucellosis, and the closing section is devoted to therapy, encompassing both medical approaches and the surgical procedures used to treat the complications associated with brucellosis involving the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves.

Despite the impressive efforts to eradicate the disease, brucellosis still poses a great threat in the Mediterranean Basin, where it originated, as well as in South and Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this comprehensive book will be an ideal up-to-date reference for neurosurgeons, neurologists, and specialists in infectious disease who are seeking either basic or more advanced information on the disease and its diagnosis and treatment.


Brain Central nervous system Cranial nerves Infection Peripheral nerves Spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Turgut
    • 1
  • Fuad Sami Haddad
    • 2
  • Oreste de Divitiis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryAdnan Menderes University School of MedicineAydinTurkey
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterBeirutLebanon
  3. 3.School of Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Naples Federico II School of Medicine and SurgeryNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24637-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24639-0
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