Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232935
Title:
Spontaneous spinal epidural abscess.
Authors:
Ellanti, P; Morris, S
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma Orthopaedics, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24. prasad.ellanti@gmail.com
Citation:
Spontaneous spinal epidural abscess. 2011, 104 (9):281-2 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/232935
PubMed ID:
22132600
Abstract:
Spinal epidural abscess is an uncommon entity, the frequency of which is increasing. They occur spontaneously or as a complication of intervention. The classical triad of fever, back pain and neurological symptoms are not always present. High index of suspicion is key to diagnosis. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment can have significant neurological consequences. We present the case of a previously well man with a one month history of back pain resulting from an epidural abscess.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Anti-Bacterial Agents; Back Pain; Drainage; Epidural Abscess; Humans; Lumbar Vertebrae; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Staphylococcal Infections
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEllanti, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Sen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-10T14:15:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-10T14:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.citationSpontaneous spinal epidural abscess. 2011, 104 (9):281-2 Ir Med Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22132600-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/232935-
dc.description.abstractSpinal epidural abscess is an uncommon entity, the frequency of which is increasing. They occur spontaneously or as a complication of intervention. The classical triad of fever, back pain and neurological symptoms are not always present. High index of suspicion is key to diagnosis. Any delay in diagnosis and treatment can have significant neurological consequences. We present the case of a previously well man with a one month history of back pain resulting from an epidural abscess.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen_GB
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents-
dc.subject.meshBack Pain-
dc.subject.meshDrainage-
dc.subject.meshEpidural Abscess-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshLumbar Vertebrae-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcal Infections-
dc.titleSpontaneous spinal epidural abscess.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Trauma Orthopaedics, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24. prasad.ellanti@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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