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Paraspinal abscess secondary to tuberculous spondylitis diagnosed by Xpert MTB/RIF assay in rural Tanzania

Hella, J. J. and Hiza, H. C. and 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, Apr 10. pp. 1-3.

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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
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology (MPI) > Tuberculosis Research (Gagneux)
UniBasel Contributors:Reither, Klaus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:BMJ
ISSN:1757-790X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:16 Aug 2013 07:32

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