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Neglected intramedullary cord abscess in a 3-year old child: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17643248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Intramedullary spinal cord abscesses are rare and can be potential harmful lesions that cause a variety of neurologic problems. It is a treatable cause of paraparesis; however, diagnosis is not often straightforward due to the indolent course and rarity of the disease. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 32-month-old boy referred to our institution with a neglected intramedullary cord abscess after 6 months. CONCLUSION: Strong clinical suspicion, in addition to prompt surgical drainage with proper antibiotic therapy, seems crucial in prevention of permanent neurological disability.
Ahmad Kamgarpour; Mohammad-Ali Izadfar; Ali Razmkon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-23     Completed Date:  2009-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  153-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 71455-166, Shiraz, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
Paraparesis / diagnosis,  etiology
Spinal Cord Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
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