SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.10 número4Proximal thoracic spine fractures: a dangerous blind spotCanterbury index: an accurate predictor of fracture redisplacement? índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google

Compartir


SA Orthopaedic Journal

versión On-line ISSN 2309-8309
versión impresa ISSN 1681-150X

Resumen

NONYANE, DE et al. Spinal schistosomiasis in the era of tuberculosis. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp.36-38. ISSN 2309-8309.

Spinal schistosomiasis although rare is a welldescribed entity. We report an unusual manifestation of ectopic spinal schistosomiasis involving T6/T7 with spinal cord compression in a patient on treatment for a suspected TB of the spine. The patient had T6/T7 vertebral destruction with complete paraplegia. This patient was treated at a rural hospital for spinal tuberculosis without neurological improvement and was diagnosed with spinal schistosomiasis by both histopathological means as well as serology. In areas endemic for schistosomiasis and tuberculosis, in patients with paraparesis irrespective of the level of the spinal lesion, schistosomiasis should be looked for as a differential diagnosis, especially in patients with poor response to an antiTB treatment regimen.

Palabras clave : Schistosomiasis; tuberculosis; spine lesion; exposure; early treatment.

        · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons