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Brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAEP) in brucellosis.
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PMID:  18551838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Brucellosis is a zoonosis still endemic in many parts of the world including coastal countries of Mediterranean Sea, Middle East regions and Central and South America. Now in this study we surveyed whether patients with systemic brucellosis, BAEP differ from healthy persons or not. This will help us later, when the patients with brucellosis refer to perform BAEP to prevent misdiagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with acute systemic brucellosis without neurological involvement and 15 apparently healthy persons underwent a brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) study. RESULTS: Comparison of pooled data between the systemic brucellosis and healthy groups showed no significant differences in all BAEP parameters. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, BAEP parameters in brucellosis group did not differ from healthy persons. Thus in interpretation of BAEP in patients that referred for another reason and have systemic brucellosis, it is not necessary to consider about the effect of brucellosis on BAEP.
A Ashraf; M A Davarpanah; A H Yazdani; S Mirshams; A R M Moghtaderi Esfahani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0301-150X     ISO Abbreviation:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-May
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-16     Completed Date:  2008-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0327533     Medline TA:  Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Shiraz University of Medical Science, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Evoked Response
Auditory Pathways / physiopathology
Brain Stem / physiopathology*
Brucellosis / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Demyelinating Diseases / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dominance, Cerebral
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem / physiology*
Middle Aged
Reaction Time / physiology
Reference Values
Sensitivity and Specificity

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