Advanced multifocal tuberculous spondylitis without disk involvement and with multidrug-resistant bacilli.

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In this brief report, we describe a 23-year-old immunocompetent Nigerian patient with extensive multifocal tuberculous spondylitis without disk involvement. Cultures of sputum samples and biopsy samples from the L4 vertebra were positive for tuberculosis; drug-susceptibility testing of the isolates revealed multidrug resistance. Treatment with second-line… (More)

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