Tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis in the new millennium: still a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

@article{Colmenero2004TuberculousVO,
  title={Tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis in the new millennium: still a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge},
  author={Juan de Dios Colmenero and Manuel Enrique Jim{\'e}nez-Mej{\'i}as and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Reguera and J. Palomino-Nic{\'a}s and Juan Diego Ruiz-Mesa and Javier M{\'a}rquez-Rivas and Andres Lozano and Jer{\'o}nimo Pach{\'o}n},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={477-483}
}
In order to determine the clinical features and current prognosis of tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis, the charts of all patients diagnosed with definite or probable tuberculous vertebral osteomyelitis from January 1983 to June 2002 (n=78) were reviewed. The mean delay to diagnosis was 6.1 months. Sixty-five (83.3%) patients had inflammatory spinal pain, 35 (44.9%) had some neurological deficit, and only 27 (34.6%) had fever. Paravertebral, epidural, and psoas abscesses were detected in 73.1… CONTINUE READING
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