• anterior
  • Historically, anterior decompression followed by posterior fusion has been the surgical management of choice in spinal tuberculosis. (scielo.org.za)
  • Poliomyelitis, or gray matter myelitis, is usually caused by infection of anterior horn of the spinal cord by the enteroviruses (polioviruses, enteroviruses (EV) 70 and 71, echoviruses, coxsackieviruses A and B) and the flaviviruses (West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis). (wikipedia.org)
  • The following are radiographic changes characteristic of spinal tuberculosis on plain radiography: Lytic destruction of anterior portion of vertebral body Increased anterior wedging Collapse of vertebral body Reactive sclerosis on a progressive lytic process Enlarged psoas shadow with or without calcification - Additional radiographic findings may include the following: Vertebral end plates are osteoporotic. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurological
  • She was started on TB medication but neurological deterioration continued and she was referred to the tertiary spinal unit after 2 weeks of medication. (scielo.org.za)
  • Another rare cause of neurological deficit is inflammatory vascular thrombosis of spinal arteries resulting in spinal infarct. (jcorth.com)
  • The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI), published by the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), is widely used to document sensory and motor impairments following SCI. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • The clinician should also maintain a high degree of suspicion in immunocompromised patients, especially HIV infections, and should also be wary of patients with a history of tuberculosis, or those who have come in contact with tuberculosis patients.Unfortunately, in our country, many patients are diagnosed late and present with complications that may require surgical intervention. (jcorth.com)
  • Arthritis
  • Septic arthritis, also known as joint infection or infectious arthritis, is the invasion of a joint by an infectious agent resulting in joint inflammation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Salmonella
  • Culture confirmed Salmonella group B (non-typhoid) infection and an anaplastic (T-cell) large-cell lymphoma on histology. (scielo.org.za)
  • Neisseria meningitidis Escherichia coli - in the elderly, IV drug users and the seriously ill Pseudomonas aeruginosa - IV drug users or penetrating trauma through the shoe M. tuberculosis, Salmonella spp. (wikipedia.org)
  • biopsy
  • If an abscess is present, a procedure called percutaneous needle aspiration (through the skin needle biopsy) may be done to collect a sample of the infection for identification. (spineuniverse.com)
  • When needle biopsy (aspiration) is insufficient, open biopsy is surgically performed, which may include debridement (surgical removal of the infection). (spineuniverse.com)
  • nerves
  • A CT scan or MRI may be required to further evaluate the soft spinal tissues including the neural elements (eg, nerves). (spineuniverse.com)
  • The part of the spinal cord that was damaged corresponds to the spinal nerves at that level and below. (wikipedia.org)
  • The nerves in this area are connected to the very lowest region of the spinal cord, and retaining sensation and function in these parts of the body indicates that the spinal cord is only partially damaged. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cerebral
  • It crosses the blood brain barrier to achieve concentrations in the cerebral-spinal fluid equivalent to plasma. (wikipedia.org)
  • tumors
  • In the majority of cases the damage results from physical trauma such as car accidents, gunshots, falls, or sports injuries, but it can also result from nontraumatic causes such as infection, insufficient blood flow, and tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic
  • The children were carefully selected and initially "boys under 10 and girls of any age or race, suffering from the chronic diseases which are benefited by a marine atmosphere, such as rickets, hip, spinal diseases, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • sciatica
  • We propose a 2-year pilot prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study of TNF-a inhibitor (infliximab) in patients with sciatica as a result of postoperative lumbar spinal fibrosis. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • patients
  • Sancheti Hospital's spinal team is backed by physiotherapy department where patients get admitted for paraplegic rehabilitation and further recovery. (sanchetihospital.org)
  • to evaluate the difference in the occurrence of active TB in patients who receive both QFT-G and TST compared with those who receive only TST for detecting of Latent tuberculosis infection(LTBI) who are candidates of TNF inhibitors. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This can be dangerous, as highlighted by the following cases where patients were incorrectly assessed and treated for spinal tuberculosis, to their detriment. (scielo.org.za)
  • Immunodeficiency
  • The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (fpnotebook.com)
  • cases
  • Musculoskeletal tuberculosis (TB) accounts for approximately 10% of all extrapulmonary TB cases in the United States and is the third most common type of extrapulmonary TB after pleural and lymphatic disease. (asmscience.org)
  • In many cases, spinal cord injuries require substantial, long-term physical and occupational therapy in rehabilitation, especially if they interfere with activities of daily living. (wikipedia.org)