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A Case of Brucellar Spondylitis with Multiple Spine Involvement
Han Ho Jeon, M.D.1, Su Jin Jeong, M.D.1, Hee Kyoung Choi, M.D.1, Seon Cheol Park, M.D., Byung Hoon Park, M.D.1Young Keun Kim, M.D.1,2, So Youn Shin, M.D.1,2, Yeon A Kim, M.D.1,2, Myung Soo Kim, M.D.1,2Yoon Seon Park, M.D.1,2, Young Goo Song, M.D.1,2, Ju
Department of Internal Medicine1, AIDS Research Institude2, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.39 Num.2 (p108~110)
Brucellosis, a zoonosis with world wide distribution, is a systemic infection that affects several organs and has protean presentation. Although spondylitis is universally the most common complication of brucellosis and difficult to treat, there is no consensus on the preferred combination of antibiotics use. The authors report a case of a 58-year-old male patient with brucellar spondylitis involving several vertebrae. Diagnosis was made by positive blood culture and magnetic resonance imaging. The authors use a combination method of doxycycline, ciprofloxacin and streptomycin for a period of 3 months. The systemic symptoms were improved after treatment.
Keywords : Brucellosis, Spondylitis