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Noncontiguous multifocal spondylitis: an exceptional presentation of spinal brucellosis.
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PMID:  20446265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the imaging features of multilevel brucellar spondylitis and discuss the diagnostic challenges CASE: The authors report describes one case of noncontiguous synchronous multifocal involvement of thoracic and lumbar spine. RESULTS: Brucellosis is a zoonosis of worldwide distribution, relatively frequent in Mediterranean countries and in the Middle East that can involve many organs and tissues. The spine is the most common site of musculoskeletal involvement, but multilevel involvement is uncommon and only ten cases were reported in literature. CONCLUSION: Although it is an exceptional form, multifocal brucellar spondylitis is worth to be known to avoid diagnostic mistakes.
Mouna Chelli Bouaziz; Iheb Bougamra; Dhia Kaffel; Wafa Hamdi; Mehdi Ghannouchi; Mohamed Montacer Kchir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Tunisie m?dicale     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0041-4131     ISO Abbreviation:  Tunis Med     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-07     Completed Date:  2010-06-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413766     Medline TA:  Tunis Med     Country:  Tunisia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service de Radiologie, Institut KASSAB d'orthop?die, Ksar Said 2010 Tunisie.
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MeSH Terms
Brucellosis / complications*,  diagnosis*
Diagnostic Imaging
Spine / microbiology*,  pathology*

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