Rheumatology International

, Volume 24, Issue 4, pp 221–226

Brucellar spondylitis

  • Hürrem Bodur
  • Ayse Erbay
  • Aylin Çolpan
  • Esragül Akıncı
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00296-003-0350-z

Cite this article as:
Bodur, H., Erbay, A., Çolpan, A. et al. Rheumatol Int (2004) 24: 221. doi:10.1007/s00296-003-0350-z

Abstract

We carried out a prospective analysis of 86 patients with brucellosis, and 26 (30%) cases were diagnosed as brucellar spondylitis. Two patients had cervical involvement, two thoracic, and 21 lumbosacral as seen in MRI. Four patients had epidural abscess and two had paravertebral abscess. All patients received combined antibiotic therapy for 4 to 12 months. Those with cervical involvement underwent surgical treatment because of medullar compression. Neither death nor severe sequelae were observed.

Keywords

Brucella melitensis Brucellosis Incidence Spondylitis 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hürrem Bodur
    • 1
  • Ayse Erbay
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aylin Çolpan
    • 1
  • Esragül Akıncı
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyAnkara Numune Education and Research HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Esat cad. 140/16 KucukesatAnkaraTurkey

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