A case of brucellosis presenting with mastoiditis and hearing loss brusella mastoiditis and hearing loss
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Brucellosis is a zoonotic, systemic infection which can involve any organ or system of the body. It is necessary to investigate in etiology of fever unknown. The signs and symptoms of Brucella infections can mimic those of many other diseases. Atypical findings may be seen in chronic disease and diagnosis and treatment may be delayed. In this case report, we presented a case of brucellosis with an atypical course with lymphadenitis, mastoiditis and conductive hearing loss. It is emphasized that brucellosis may have a course with atypical clinical presentations. Early diagnosis and requirements of a change in treatment are important. Furthermore, although neurosensorial hearing loss can be seen in brucellosis, in our case, hearing loss was determined to be a conductive type and temporary. Therefore it is different from cases in the literature.