• 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)
  • vertebrae
  • At each level of the spinal column, spinal nerves branch off from either side of the spinal cord and exit between a pair of vertebrae, to innervate a specific part of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pott disease or Pott's disease is a form of tuberculosis that occurs outside the lungs whereby disease is seen in the vertebrae. (wikipedia.org)
  • The infection then spreads from two adjacent vertebrae into the adjoining intervertebral disc space. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesions
  • There have also been a claim of evidence of lesions characteristic of tuberculosis in a 500,000 years old Homo erectus fossile, although this finding is controversial. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • Pott's
  • Consumption, phthisis, scrofula[non sequitur], Pott's disease[non sequitur], and the White Plague are all terms used to refer to tuberculosis throughout history. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pott's disease results from haematogenous spread of tuberculosis from other sites, often the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • inflammation
  • The damage often occurs from inflammation and potentially direct invasion of the spinal cord by the organism. (zocdoc.com)
  • Myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord which can disrupt the normal responses from the brain to the rest of the body, and from the rest of the body to the brain. (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
  • When needle biopsy (aspiration) is insufficient, open biopsy is surgically performed, which may include debridement (surgical removal of the infection). (spineuniverse.com)
  • occur
  • The illness may occur in immunocompetent individuals or as an OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTION in the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME and other immunodeficiency syndromes. (fpnotebook.com)
  • Enteroviral infections are most likely to occur in the summer and early fall. (empowher.com)
  • Injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord and can be classified as complete injury, a total loss of sensation and muscle function, or incomplete, meaning some nervous signals are able to travel past the injured area of the cord. (wikipedia.org)
  • however, polymicrobial infections can occur, especially after large open injuries to the joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)