Tuberculous Diskitis Osteomyelitis: A Case ReportJournal: Journal of Clinical Case Studies (Vol.1, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2016-11-04
Authors : Abraham Knoll Shimshon Wiesel Daniel Portal Eric Gold Susanne Kim;
Page : 1-2
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A 37 year old Senegalese male presented with lower back pain and flank pain. The pain was described as sudden in onset and unresponsive to analgesics. Computed tomography (CT) was performed and suggested diskitis osteomyelitis with possible abscess formation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed these findings. The patient underwent laminectomy and biopsy, which confirmed tuberculosis of the spine (Pott's disease). The patient was started on a regimen of anti-tuberculosis medications and monitored for improvement of symptoms.
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