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Paraspinal Abscess Secondary to Tuberculous Spondylitis Diagnosed by Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in Rural Tanzania.

Hella, J. J., Hiza, H. C., Mfinanga, E. and Reither, K. (2013) Paraspinal Abscess Secondary to Tuberculous Spondylitis Diagnosed by Xpert MTB/RIF Assay in Rural Tanzania. BMJ case reports, 2013. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

A 31-year-old HIV-negative man presented to our clinic with a 6-month history of back pain and a swelling at the back. Radiological studies revealed lumbar vertebral destruction. Ultrasound of the mass showed a septated cystic mass with turbid fluid. Diagnostic aspiration revealed thick pus and smear microscopy detected acid-fast bacilli. Xpert MTB/RIF assay detected Mycobacterium tuberculosis with no rifampicin resistance.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Health Facilities, Antituberculosis Treatment, Tuberculous Spondylitis, Tanzania
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Diagnosis
Tuberculosis > Treatment
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Biomedical
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 14:21
Last Modified: 09 May 2013 14:21
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/1360

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