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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 276-278

Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa cervical osteomyelitis


Department of Neurosurgery, Medica Institute of Neurological Diseases, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Laxmi Narayan Tripathy
Medica Institute of Neurological Disease, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, 127, Mukundapur, EM Bypass, Kolkata - 700 099, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-8237.193264

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a rare cause of osteomyelitis of the cervical spine and is usually seen in the background of intravenous drug use and immunocompromised state. Very few cases of osteomyelitis of the cervical spine caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa have been reported in otherwise healthy patients. This is a case presentation of a young female, who in the absence of known risk factors for cervical osteomyelitis presented with progressively worsening neurological signs and symptoms.


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