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A M.   avium complex spondylodiscitis in a middle-aged woman with diabetes

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Spondylodiscitis, the inflammation of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disk space, is the reason for low back pain in a minority of cases. This is caused by various pathogens. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is responsible for 17–39% of all the cases of spondylodiscitis. On the contrast, spondylodiscitis from non tuberculous mycobacteria is extremely rare in literature. We describe a 68 -year old diabetic woman which is the first case of bone marrow involvement by M. intracellulare (member of M avium complex)with spondylodiscitis.

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MRI scan of the patient with thoracic spinal involvement. (a) Sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression shows enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There is also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. (b) Axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirms the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass.
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fig1: MRI scan of the patient with thoracic spinal involvement. (a) Sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression shows enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There is also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. (b) Axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirms the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass.

Mentions: MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine was done. The sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression showed enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There was also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. The axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirmed the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass(Fig. 1). Chest radiograph and HRCT scan showed nodules involving upper lobes, right middle lobe and the lingula(Fig. 2). Respiratory specimens obtained by bronchoscopy were negative for malignant cells. Moreover, cultures of bronchial washings for common pathogens and mycobacterium grew no organisms.


A M.   avium complex spondylodiscitis in a middle-aged woman with diabetes
MRI scan of the patient with thoracic spinal involvement. (a) Sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression shows enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There is also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. (b) Axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirms the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass.
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fig1: MRI scan of the patient with thoracic spinal involvement. (a) Sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression shows enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There is also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. (b) Axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirms the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass.
Mentions: MRI of the thoraco-lumbar spine was done. The sagittal T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression showed enhancement of the vertebral bodies (Th5-Th8) with relative preservation of the intervertebral discs. There was also some anterior subligamentous enhancement indicative of soft tissue mass. The axial T1-weighted post gadolinium image with fat suppression confirmed the presence of paraspinal enhancing soft tissue mass(Fig. 1). Chest radiograph and HRCT scan showed nodules involving upper lobes, right middle lobe and the lingula(Fig. 2). Respiratory specimens obtained by bronchoscopy were negative for malignant cells. Moreover, cultures of bronchial washings for common pathogens and mycobacterium grew no organisms.

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ABSTRACT

Spondylodiscitis, the inflammation of the vertebral bodies and the intervertebral disk space, is the reason for low back pain in a minority of cases. This is caused by various pathogens. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is responsible for 17–39% of all the cases of spondylodiscitis. On the contrast, spondylodiscitis from non tuberculous mycobacteria is extremely rare in literature. We describe a 68 -year old diabetic woman which is the first case of bone marrow involvement by M. intracellulare (member of M avium complex)with spondylodiscitis.

No MeSH data available.


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