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Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report

Katrien Cobbaert, An Pieters, MIEKE DEVINCK UGent, M DEVOS, Ingeborg Goethals UGent and Herman Mielants UGent (2007) ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 62(5). p.304-307
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.
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subject
keyword
osteoarticular involvement, brucellosis, spondylodiscitis, tuberculosis, SPONDYLITIS, DIAGNOSIS, SPINE
journal title
ACTA CLINICA BELGICA
Acta Clin. Belg.
volume
62
issue
5
pages
304-307 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000251639200005
JCR category
MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL
JCR impact factor
0.54 (2007)
JCR rank
78/100 (2007)
JCR quartile
4 (2007)
ISSN
0001-5512
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
388409
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-388409
date created
2008-02-25 12:09:00
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2010-05-17 11:39:13
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  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 DEVOS, M and Goethals, Ingeborg and Mielants, Herman},
  issn         = {0001-5512},
  journal      = {ACTA CLINICA BELGICA},
  keyword      = {osteoarticular involvement,brucellosis,spondylodiscitis,tuberculosis,SPONDYLITIS,DIAGNOSIS,SPINE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {304--307},
  title        = {Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report},
  volume       = {62},
  year         = {2007},
}

Chicago
Cobbaert, Katrien, An Pieters, MIEKE DEVINCK, M DEVOS, Ingeborg Goethals, and Herman Mielants. 2007. “Brucellar Spondylodiscitis: Case Report.” Acta Clinica Belgica 62 (5): 304–307.
APA
Cobbaert, K., Pieters, A., DEVINCK, M., DEVOS, M., Goethals, I., & Mielants, H. (2007). Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA, 62(5), 304–307.
Vancouver
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Cobbaert K, Pieters A, DEVINCK M, DEVOS M, Goethals I, Mielants H. Brucellar spondylodiscitis: case report. ACTA CLINICA BELGICA. 2007;62(5):304–7.
MLA
Cobbaert, Katrien, An Pieters, MIEKE DEVINCK, et al. “Brucellar Spondylodiscitis: Case Report.” ACTA CLINICA BELGICA 62.5 (2007): 304–307. Print.