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Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report

(2007) ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 62(5). p.304-307
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Brucellosis is a common zoonosis which still remains a major health problem in certain parts of the world. Osteoarticular involvement is the most frequent complication of brucellosis, in which the diagnosis of brucellar spondylodiscitis is often difficult since the clinical presentation may be obscured by many other conditions. Herein, we report an uncommon case of spondylodiscitis due to Brucella in a male who presented with abdominal pain. The diagnosis was established by positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT scan) and magnetic resonance followed by a confirmation on Brucella-agglutination test and positive culture of computed tomography (CT) guided punction fluid. This case report illustrates an atypical presentation of spondylitis and points out the difficulties in diagnosing the aetiological agens Brucella, and differentiating its specific features from tuberculosis.
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tuberculosis, SPONDYLITIS, spondylodiscitis, brucellosis, osteoarticular involvement, DIAGNOSIS, SPINE

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Cobbaert, Katrien, An Pieters, MIEKE DEVINCK, Martine De Vos, Ingeborg Goethals, and Herman Mielants. 2007. “Brucellar Spondylodiscitis: Case Report.” Acta Clinica Belgica 62 (5): 304–307.
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Cobbaert, K., Pieters, A., DEVINCK, M., De Vos, M., Goethals, I., & Mielants, H. (2007). Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 62(5), 304–307.
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Cobbaert K, Pieters A, DEVINCK M, De Vos M, Goethals I, Mielants H. Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 2007;62(5):304–7.
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Cobbaert, Katrien, An Pieters, MIEKE DEVINCK, et al. “Brucellar Spondylodiscitis: Case Report.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA 62.5 (2007): 304–307. Print.
@article{388409,
  abstract     = {Brucellosis is a common zoonosis which still remains a major health problem in certain parts of the world. Osteoarticular involvement is the most frequent complication of brucellosis, in which the diagnosis of brucellar spondylodiscitis is often difficult since the clinical presentation may be obscured by many other conditions. Herein, we report an uncommon case of spondylodiscitis due to Brucella in a male who presented with abdominal pain. The diagnosis was established by positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT scan) and magnetic resonance followed by a confirmation on Brucella-agglutination test and positive culture of computed tomography (CT) guided punction fluid. This case report illustrates an atypical presentation of spondylitis and points out the difficulties in diagnosing the aetiological agens Brucella, and differentiating its specific features from tuberculosis.},
  author       = {Cobbaert, Katrien and Pieters, An and DEVINCK, MIEKE and De Vos, Martine and Goethals, Ingeborg and Mielants, Herman},
  issn         = {0001-5512},
  journal      = {ACTA CLINICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {tuberculosis,SPONDYLITIS,spondylodiscitis,brucellosis,osteoarticular involvement,DIAGNOSIS,SPINE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {304--307},
  title        = {Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2007},
}

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