Noncontiguous multi-tiered spinal tuberculosis related to sternal localization: a case report.
J Med Case Rep. 2017 Jul 05;11(1):181
Authors: Erraoui M, Amine B, Tahiri L, El Binoune I, Bahha J, Hajjaj-Hassouni N
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous spondylodiscitis is a frequent localization of tuberculosis. Multi-tiered involvement and an affiliation with sternal localization are uncommon.
CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of multi-tiered tuberculous spondylodiscitis with sternal localization in an immunocompetent 41-year-old Arab lady who had inflammatory bilateral sciatica L5 and S1 and a historical past of low again ache attributable to a trauma. Radiography, computed tomography, and a vertebral biopsy have been helpful for analysis. She reacted nicely to anti-bacillary remedy regardless of the prevalence of a number of paravertebral and subcutaneous abscesses. The medullar magnetic resonance imaging management carried out at four months, 12 months, and 1 12 months after the top of remedy confirmed a positive evolution.
CONCLUSIONS: To keep away from the delay of analysis, particularly in our endemic context, tuberculosis should be evoked normally. It will enhance the prognosis of our sufferers.
PMID: 28676098 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]