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Abstract - Brucella spondylodiscitis: Multifocal involvement in thoracic and lumbar areas; a rare case
Pınar Korkmaz, Zeki Serdar Ataizi, Figen Çağlan Çevik, Nevil Aykın, Hakkı Mustafa Güldüren, Yeşim Alpay, Gülay Şimşek

Pınar Korkmaz,

Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Tepebaşı, 26200 Eskişehir, Turkey  

Brucella spondylodiscitis: Multifocal involvement in thoracic and lumbar areas; a rare case

ABSTRACT

Brucellosis is a zoonosis that can affect many organs or systems. Musculoskeletal system is the most commonly affected site in brucellosis and the frequency of musculoskeletal system involvement varies between 2% and 53%. Multifocal spi­nal involvement is rare. Here, it was aimed to present our case with brucellar spondylodiscitis involving the thoracic and lumbar regions simultaneously. MRI is a useful imaging method in the diagnosis of multifocal spinal infection caused by brucellosis. Especially in endemic regions, at least two serological tests should be used in the diagnosis of brucel­losis. Brucellosis should be absolutely kept in mind for the differential diagnosis of the elderly patients with complaint of longstanding thoracic and back pain in the regions where brucellosis is endemic. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(3): 129-132

Pınar Korkmaz, Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Tepebaşı, 26200 Eskişehir, Turkey,Brucella spondylodiscitis: Multifocal involvement in thoracic and lumbar areas; a rare case,

 Pınar Korkmaz, Eskişehir Yunus Emre State Hospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Tepebaşı, 26200 Eskişehir, Turkey J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(3): 129-132 doi: 10.5799/ahinjs.02.2015.03.0191

Volume 05, Number 03 (2015)

Volume 05, Number 03 (2015)