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Diagnosis and treatment of spinal tuberculosis after liver transplantation

BACKGROUND: Spinal tuberculosis is a common disease in orthopedic clinical practice; however, it is seldom reported after organ transplantation. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of spinal tuberculosis after organ transplantation. METHOD: Two cases were diagnosed as spinal tuberculosis after liver transplantation and were treated with socarboxazide, rifampicin, streptomycin and ethambutol for more than one year. RESULTS: After treatment with anti-tuberculosis drugs for several months, the symptoms of both patients clearly improved. Back pain disappeared, and erythrocyte sedimentation and body temperature returned to normal. CONCLUSIONS: We should highly suspect spinal tuberculosis if notalgia and night sweats are present after organ transplantation. Anti-tuberculosis therapy is an effective treatment for spinal tuberculosis after organ transplantation

Keywords : Adult,adverse effects,Back Pain,China,diagnosis,drug therapy,Humans,Liver,Liver Transplantation,Male,Middle Aged,Pain,Streptomycin,therapy,transplantation,Tuberculosis,Tuberculosis,Spinal,, Treatment,Spinal,Tuberculosis, physical therapist london

Date of Publication : 2009 Apr

Authors : Gu PC;Wu RH;Lin XJ;

Organisation : Department of Orthopedics, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, China

Journal of Publication : Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19357040

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