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Brucellar Spondylitis
Lubdha M. Shah, MD; Kevin R. Moore, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Brucellar spondylitis (BS)
              • Definitions

                • Granulomatous infection of spine and adjacent soft tissue secondary to brucellosis

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • MR Findings

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        • Imaging Recommendations

                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                            PATHOLOGY

                            • General Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                      • Treatment

                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          Selected References

                                          1. Aktug-Demir N et al: Diagnostic clues for spondylitis in acute brucellosis. Saudi Med J. 35(8):816-20, 2014
                                          2. Bozgeyik Z et al: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of musculoskeletal brucellosis. Clin Imaging. 38(5):719-23, 2014
                                          3. Koubaa M et al: Spinal brucellosis in South of Tunisia: review of 32 cases. Spine J. 14(8):1538-44, 2014
                                          4. Sanaei Dashti A et al: Skeletal Involvement of Brucella melitensis in Children: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 38(4):286-92, 2013
                                          5. Oztekin O et al: Brucellar spondylodiscitis: magnetic resonance imaging features with conventional sequences and diffusion-weighted imaging. Radiol Med. Epub ahead of print, 2010
                                          6. Bozgeyik Z et al: Clinical and MRI findings of brucellar spondylodiscitis. Eur J Radiol. 67(1):153-8, 2008
                                          7. Colmenero JD et al: Clinical findings, therapeutic approach, and outcome of brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis. Clin Infect Dis. 46(3):426-33, 2008
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                                          KEY FACTS

                                          • Terminology

                                            • Imaging

                                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                • Pathology

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Brucellar spondylitis (BS)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Granulomatous infection of spine and adjacent soft tissue secondary to brucellosis

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                  Selected References

                                                                                  1. Aktug-Demir N et al: Diagnostic clues for spondylitis in acute brucellosis. Saudi Med J. 35(8):816-20, 2014
                                                                                  2. Bozgeyik Z et al: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of musculoskeletal brucellosis. Clin Imaging. 38(5):719-23, 2014
                                                                                  3. Koubaa M et al: Spinal brucellosis in South of Tunisia: review of 32 cases. Spine J. 14(8):1538-44, 2014
                                                                                  4. Sanaei Dashti A et al: Skeletal Involvement of Brucella melitensis in Children: A Systematic Review. Iran J Med Sci. 38(4):286-92, 2013
                                                                                  5. Oztekin O et al: Brucellar spondylodiscitis: magnetic resonance imaging features with conventional sequences and diffusion-weighted imaging. Radiol Med. Epub ahead of print, 2010
                                                                                  6. Bozgeyik Z et al: Clinical and MRI findings of brucellar spondylodiscitis. Eur J Radiol. 67(1):153-8, 2008
                                                                                  7. Colmenero JD et al: Clinical findings, therapeutic approach, and outcome of brucellar vertebral osteomyelitis. Clin Infect Dis. 46(3):426-33, 2008