Immunocompetent patient with spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Salmonella typhi

Immunocompetent patient with spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Salmonella typhi

Title: Immunocompetent patient with spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Salmonella typhi;
Espondilodiscite cervical espontânea causada por Salmonella typhi em paciente imunocompetente
Author Falavigna, Asdrubal Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferraz, Fernando Antonio Patriani Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Caxias Do Sul
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract We report a case of spontaneous cervical spondylodiscitis caused by Salmonella typhi. A 52-yearold man presented in the neurosurgical service with complaints of pain in the cervical and scapular region. Cervical inflammatory disease was suggested by bone scintigraphy and magnetic resonance imaging. the diagnosis of Salmonella typhi spondylodiscitis was established by blood culture and culture of needle biopsy specimen taken from the C5 vertebra. the agglutinin titers for Salmonella were elevated. Intravenous ciprofloxacin therapy and external immobilization with a halo vest were instituted. A review of literature was performed evaluating the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this unusual pathology.
Keywords cervical spondylodiscitis
Salmonella typhi
Language Portuguese
Date 2002-12-01
Published in Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria. São Paulo, SP: Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 60, n. 4, p. 1034-1037, 2002.
ISSN 0004-282X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Assoc Arquivos de Neuro- Psiquiatria
Extent 1034-1037
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2002000600029
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000180010700029
SciELO ID S0004-282X2002000600029 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27053

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