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May 2019 Vol. 7 No.5

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Merit Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2354-323X) Vol. 7(5) pp. 171-177, May, 2019 

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DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2838819

Original Research Article

A Study of Medical and Surgical Treatment of Patients with Brucella Spondylodiscitis


Fatma Bahar HACIOGLU KASIM1, Mustafa DOGAN2, Hanefi OZBEK3, Ibrahim YILMAZ3 and Numan KARAARSLAN4*


1Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Health, StateHospital, Clinics of Radiology, 59100, Tekirdag, Turkey
2Namik Kemal University School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases, 59100, Tekirdag, Turkey
3Istanbul Medipol University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Pharmacology, 34810, Istanbul, Turkey
4Namik Kemal University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, 59100, Tekirdag, Turkey.

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: numikara@yahoo.com

Accepted May 01, 2019




The aim of the study was to systematically evaluate the clinical, radiological and prognostic features of 11 patients with Brucella Vertebral Osteomyelitis (BVO) in line with the literature. Microbiological and radiological features of patients who were diagnosed with BVO in a tertiary care center between the dates January 2016 and January 2019 were classified, then compared. The data obtained were statistically evaluated. Alpha significance value was considered as P <0.05. Clinical, radiological and prognostic features of the patients should be evaluated carefully. Patients with an accurate diagnosis should be treated in a multidisciplinary manner. The rational use of antibiotics should be respected during antimicrobial therapy. Surgical treatment should be provided immediately in the event of therapeutic failure.

Keywords: Anti-Brucella Coombs test, Brucella immunoglobulin, Brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis, Magnetic resonance image, Wright’s seroagglutination.







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