spondylodiscitis due to Brucella is a possible com- .. mos dos casos de espondilodiscitis por Brucella que consultaron por lumbalgia al servicio de urgencias. tests for Brucella species in patients with subacute NVO re- siding in . gest the initiation of empiric antimicrobial therapy in con- junction with. Osteoarticular involvement is the most common complication of brucellosis. Spondylodiscitis is a serious complication as it is often associated with abscess.

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Postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged 9 days after the operation.

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Brucellar spondylo-discitis with rapidly progressive spinal epidural abscess presenting with sciatica. Brucellar and tuberculous spondylitis: Severe neurological deficits are usually associated with cervical epidural abscesses due to Brucella infections 8.

Br J Neurosurg ; There is a significant risk of sudden neurological deterioration in cases managed conservatively. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field.

Eur Neurol ; SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Positive blood culture is a definite diagnostic tool however proper use of culture techniques, preparation of several specimens and proper timing of culture particularly before administration of antibiotic treatment are the key features increasing the frequency of growth in culture 3,10, Neurological examination showed motor weakness on distal parts of both lower extremities.


Although spread of Brucella is due to consumption of raw milk, local inoculation with direct contact is possible The mass was removed grossly as total leaving some portions of the capsule.

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She was treated with intramuscular streptomisin 1 gr per day for 21 days, and oral rifampicin mg per day and oral doxycycline mg twice a day for 6 months. The lesion fills up almost the whole spinal with marked heterogeneous gadolinium enhancement on espondilodiscitiz T1-weighted MR images.

Lumbar vertebrae are the most common region for epidural abscesses whereas involvement of the cervical spinal cord is uncommon. This case is interesting because never before had been described the simultaneous presence of these three manifestations of brucellosis in an immunocompetent patient. He was treated with intramuscular streptomisin 1 gr per day for 21 days, and oral rifampicin mg per day and oral doxycycline mg twice a day for 8 months.

Acta Neurochir Brucekla ; Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. Acta Med Colomb ; Report of two cases Case 1 A year-old man presented with lumbalgia and pain on left leg for the last three months.

The mass was noted to be tightly adherent to the dural sac without any invasion. Lumbosacral spinal epidural abscess caused by Brucella melitensis. However, medical treatment could be an alternative to surgery in benign soft-tissue lesions in the absence of neurological deterioration 3, Brucellosis of the spine.


A high index of suspicion is necessary in the diagnosis, especially in the endemic areas of brucellosis. This item has received. Marked gadolinium enhancement and mass effect of the lesion posterior to the thecal sac.

A year-old man presented with lumbalgia and pain on left leg for the last three months. The disease is usually encountered in the rural areas and in the people who consume unpasteurized diary products. There was no growth in blood culture. Cervical spinal espondilodisciris causing epidural and prevertebral abscesses and spinal cord compression: She was a living in espondilodixcitis farm and had a direct contact with cows and esondilodiscitis products.

Analysis of eleven cases. Antimicrob Agents Chemother ; Scand J Infect Dis ; Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital.

Urgent surgical decompression should be performed in cases with moderate to severe neurological deficits particularly if progressive. Peroperative esponfilodiscitis fluid leak is an unexpected and fearful complication during the surgical procedure for brucdlla epidural abscess due to Brucella infection.

She was symptom free with a normal neurological examination and laboratory studies at 6 months of follow-up, and neuroradiological studies revealed a small residual contrast enhanced tissue, which resolved completely at 21 months of follow-up Figure 2c and 2d.