Brucella Encephalitis and Optic Neuropathy

  • Xiaojing Pan
  • Ning Fan
  • Xuyang Liu
Part of the Advances in Visual Science and Eye Diseases book series (AVSED, volume 2)


Neurological brucellosis is a relatively rare complication of brucella infection, while ocular involvement is even rarer. Clinically, we have been confronted with the patients who had visual function decrease in both eyes as the initial symptom.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojing Pan
    • 1
  • Ning Fan
    • 2
  • Xuyang Liu
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.Shandong Eye Institute, Qingdao Eye HospitalQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Shenzhen Eye Hospital, Shenzhen UniversityShenzhenChina
  3. 3.Xiamen Eye Center of Xiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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