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Spinal cord infections.
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PMID:  23186895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spinal cord infections pose urgent diagnostic and management issues. This article outlines a clinical approach to potential spinal cord infection based on demographic risk factors and both central nervous system (CNS) and extra-CNS clinical clues. The spectrum of disease in vulnerable patient groups, such as transplant and chemotherapy recipients, patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, and international travelers, is discussed. Serologic and cerebrospinal fluid investigations for bacterial, viral, and parasitic spinal cord infections are outlined with accompanying characteristic magnetic resonance imaging and other images. Clinical, epidemiologic, and initial management strategies for important spinal cord infections conclude the discussion.
Authors:
Megan B Richie; Amy A Pruitt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-10-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologic clinics     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1557-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol Clin     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219232     Medline TA:  Neurol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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