Brucellar spondylitis: review of 35 cases and literature survey.

  title={Brucellar spondylitis: review of 35 cases and literature survey.},
  author={Javier Solera and Esperanza Lozano and Elisa Mart{\'i}nez-Alfaro and Aurora Espinosa and Margarita Castillejos and L. J. Martin Abad},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={29 6},
Thirty-five patients aged 14-74 years (average, 54 years) who had brucellar spondylitis were treated between January 1991 and December 1997. The time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis of spondylitis ranged from 1 week to 8 months (median, 9 weeks). Back or neck pain (100% of patients), fever (66%), and constitutional symptoms (57%) were the most common symptoms. Cultures of blood specimens from 26 patients (74%) were positive for Brucella melitensis. The duration of antimicrobial therapy… CONTINUE READING


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