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Unusual forms of spinal tuberculosis

dc.contributor.authordu Plessis J.
dc.contributor.authorAndronikou S.
dc.contributor.authorTheron S.
dc.contributor.authorWieselthaler N.
dc.contributor.authorHayes M.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T16:16:02Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T16:16:02Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationChild's Nervous System
dc.identifier.citation24
dc.identifier.citation4
dc.identifier.issn02567040
dc.identifier.other10.1007/s00381-007-0525-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/13602
dc.description.abstractObjective: The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is increasing in both developing and developed worlds, and children, in particular, represent a high-risk group for acquiring the disease. TB of the central nervous system is the most severe, life-threatening form of TB in infants and children. Approximately 10% of all patients with TB have central nervous system involvement. Materials and methods: We have selected four pediatric cases of unusual spinal TB that presented to our institution during the last 5 years. These include TB arachnoiditis, intramedullary spinal cord tuberculoma, TB spondylitis of the odontoid peg, and one child with tuberculous extradural abscess. Conclusion: TB may involve the intramedullary, extramedullary intrathecal compartment, or the extrathecal vertebral compartment in the form of an arachnoiditis, abscess, and spondylitis, respectively, often with unusual imaging presentations. © Springer-Verlag 2007.
dc.subjectantiretrovirus agent
dc.subjectgadolinium
dc.subjecttuberculostatic agent
dc.subjectanorexia
dc.subjectarachnoiditis
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectbrain infarction
dc.subjectbrain ventricle peritoneum shunt
dc.subjectbulbar paralysis
dc.subjectcase report
dc.subjectclinical feature
dc.subjectcomputer assisted tomography
dc.subjectcontrast enhancement
dc.subjectdiarrhea
dc.subjectepidural abscess
dc.subjectfacial nerve paralysis
dc.subjectfemale
dc.subjectfever
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjecthydrocephalus
dc.subjectinfant
dc.subjectlethargy
dc.subjectlung tuberculosis
dc.subjectmale
dc.subjectmeningism
dc.subjectnonhuman
dc.subjectnuclear magnetic resonance imaging
dc.subjectpreschool child
dc.subjectpriority journal
dc.subjectquadriplegia
dc.subjectspondylitis
dc.subjecttonic clonic seizure
dc.subjecttuberculoma
dc.subjecttuberculous meningitis
dc.subjecttuberculous spondylitis
dc.subjectvomiting
dc.subjectArachnoiditis
dc.subjectChild, Preschool
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectIncidence
dc.subjectInfant
dc.subjectMagnetic Resonance Imaging
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectSpondylitis
dc.subjectTuberculosis, Spinal
dc.titleUnusual forms of spinal tuberculosis
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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