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Brucellar discitis as a cause of lumbar disc herniation: a case report

Cem Yilmaz, Aykan Akar, Erdinç Civelek, Berkay Köksay, Serdar Kabatas, Tufan Cansever, Hakan Caner
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60143-2
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(5):516-519.

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Vol 44, No 5 (2010)
Other
Submitted: 2010-02-13

Abstract

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Brucellosis is an infectious disease spread by consumption of non-pasteurized milk products or through contact with infected animals. Spinal involvement is one of the most important complications and the lumbar area is the most frequently affected site. Among the neurological consequences, nerve root compression can be a result of epidural abscess, granuloma or discitis secondary to vertebral body involvement.

In this case report we present a 50-year-old male patient with brucellar discitis without spondylitis which caused lumbar disc herniation.

We want to emphasize that discitis should also be considered in differential diagnosis of nerve root compression in suspected cases.

Abstract

Abstract

Brucellosis is an infectious disease spread by consumption of non-pasteurized milk products or through contact with infected animals. Spinal involvement is one of the most important complications and the lumbar area is the most frequently affected site. Among the neurological consequences, nerve root compression can be a result of epidural abscess, granuloma or discitis secondary to vertebral body involvement.

In this case report we present a 50-year-old male patient with brucellar discitis without spondylitis which caused lumbar disc herniation.

We want to emphasize that discitis should also be considered in differential diagnosis of nerve root compression in suspected cases.

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Keywords

brucellar discitis, lumbar disc herniation, spondylodiscitis

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Title

Brucellar discitis as a cause of lumbar disc herniation: a case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 44, No 5 (2010)

Pages

516-519

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60143-2

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2010;44(5):516-519.

Keywords

brucellar discitis
lumbar disc herniation
spondylodiscitis

Authors

Cem Yilmaz
Aykan Akar
Erdinç Civelek
Berkay Köksay
Serdar Kabatas
Tufan Cansever
Hakan Caner

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