Disseminated tubercular osteitis

Sellier, Pierre; Wyler, Annabelle
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p148
Academic Journal
The article describes a case of disseminated tubercular osteitis in a 26-year-old male patient. The patient had experienced low back pain, fever and weight loss. His neurologic examination were normal, but a computed tomography scan of the spine revealed multiple lytic,osseous lesions, with sclerosis in his lumbar vertebrae and sacrum. A biopsied specimen showed several tuberculous granulomas with central mass of epitheliod cells and surrounding lymphocytes.


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