Pulmonary miliary tuberculosis complicated with tuberculous spondylitis; an extraordinary rare association: a case report (Journal article)

Palama, E./ Golias, C./ Illiadis, I./ Charalabopoulos, K.

In the last decade a significant rise in the prevalence of tuberculosis as well as in its extrapulmonary manifestations is detected worldwide. The central nervous system, the genitourinary tract, the organs of the abdomen and the skeletal system, are common sites of infection. Misdiagnosis and delay in treatment are common events. Herein, we present a case of a 78-year-old man non-smoker, with miliary tuberculosis complicated with tuberculous spondylitis. The patient presented with anemia and a left shoulder pain, accompanied by rigor and fever 37.5 degrees C-38 degrees C of one month duration. This entity is extremely rare, since only two similar cases have been reported in the English literature according to PubMed search.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας. Τμήμα Ιατρικής
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/18894
ISSN: 1757-1626
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19918444
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