IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE – Spinal Brucellosis

November 6, 2018 at 8:19 am

N Engl J of Med October 25, 2018 V.379 P.e28

Christine Cho, M.D., and Michihiko Goto, M.D.

A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 6-month history of worsening low back pain, fevers, chills, night sweats, and weight loss. He regularly traveled to Mexico and had occasionally consumed unprocessed dairy products. He had no history of tuberculosis infection or known exposure. Laboratory studies revealed a white-cell count of 10,600 per cubic millimeter (reference range, 3700 to 10,500) and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 65 mm per hour (reference range, 0 to 15)…..

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Entry filed under: Antimicrobianos, Bacterias, Biología Molecular, BIOMARCADORES, Epidemiología, F.O.D, Images in Clinical Medicine, Infecciones osteo-articulares-musculares, Metodos diagnosticos, REPORTS, Sepsis, Update, Zoonosis.

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