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.

Author: Nagor Maur
Country: Cuba
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Photos
Published (Last): 20 October 2008
Pages: 385
PDF File Size: 2.69 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.17 Mb
ISBN: 716-4-67270-961-1
Downloads: 50685
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akijind

Spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella. Acta Neurochir Wien ; Long-term medical treatment is necessary as brucellosis gives rise to low grade infections. Severe neurological deficits are usually associated with cervical epidural abscesses due to Brucella infections 8.

Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: descripción de dos casos

Spinal epidural abscess is one of the morbidities caused by brucellosis and surgical intervention should be performed immediately. You can change the settings or obtain more information by clicking here. Sagittal T1-weighted MR images of the lumbosacral region shows hypointense changes on L3 and L4 espondildoiscitis and slightly hyperintense lesion posterior to the L1 and L2 vertebrae.

Spinal extradural compression caused by granuloma of brucellosis.

Varón marroquí con espondilodiscitis de larga evolución, orquitis y endocarditis

Imaging of spinal infection. Absceso epidural lumbar causado por brucella: The case of a 43 years old man born in Morocco with symptoms, signs and imaging findings of longstanding spondylodiscitis, orchitis and endocarditis is presented.

Although recovery is noted to be partial in cases with severe neurological deficits, there is a chance of significant improvement or cure in cases with moderate neurological manifestations 1,7.


Clin Infect Dis ; Spondylitis due to Brucella species is more prevalent in endemic areas and neurological involvement is rare 1,5, In the present report, cases present with mild to moderate findings of neural compression. Radiologic Clinics of North America ; Spinal epidural abscess due to Brucella species is usually associated with spondylodiscitis.

A year-old woman was ;or with complaints of lumbalgia, pain and numbness in left leg. However, conservative treatment with close observation may be sufficient in selected cases, particularly in the elderly 6.

Neuroradiological espondilodiscifis with periodical MR studies is beneficial for the decision about the duration of medical treatment. SRJ is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same. Postoperative sagittal lumbar image demonstrating complete removal.

In the follow up period after medical and surgical treatments, both patients were symptom free, and their CRP levels were all within normal limits. The Impact Factor measures the average number of citations received in a particular year by papers published in the journal during the two receding years.

Case 2 A year-old woman was admitted with complaints of lumbalgia, pain and numbness in left leg. Estos casos deben ser seguidos de forma cuidadosa para evitar la recurrencia de la neurobrucelosis. Moroccan man with longstanding spondylodiscitis, orchitis and endocarditis.

Although spread of Brucella is due to consumption of raw milk, local inoculation with direct contact is possible A high index of suspicion is necessary in the diagnosis, especially in the endemic areas of brucellosis.

There was a problem providing the content you requested

She also had complaints of night fever and arthralgia. SNIP measures contextual citation impact by wighting citations based on the espondilodiscitls number of citations in a subject field.


Lesions induced by these slow-growing organisms are usually encapsulated, elastic in nature and firmly adherent to neural structures therefore complicating the dissection from neural elements. The journal adheres to the standards of academic research publications in all aspects eepondilodiscitis peer-review and ethical principles. Brucella species give rise to a slow growing infection usually with mild symptoms.

Brucella species are intracellular slow-growing gram negative bacilli giving rise to an indolent infection usually with mild symptoms. The lesion was epondilodiscitis.

There is a espondilodisciris risk of sudden neurological deterioration in cases managed conservatively. Definitive diagnosis of vertebral involvement depends on profound suspicion due to insidious onset of these infections. Spanish pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail.

Sagittal T1-weighted MR images with contrast demonstrated marked heterogeneous contrast enhancement of the lesion posterior to the L5 and S1 vertebra.

Brucellar and tuberculous spondylitis: Spinal abscess due to Brucella species should be treated both medically and surgically especially when neuroradiological images point to a severe mass effect on the neural structures. 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, There was no growth in blood culture.