A Rare Case of Tuberculosis Psoas Abscess
Nejat Altıntaş 1 * , Suna Türkeli 1, Yasemin Yılmaz 1, Muzaffer Sarıaydın 1, Nurşen Yaşayancan 1
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1 On Dokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a common infectious disease, caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis in human. Vertebral TB (pott’s disease) is the most common form of skeletal TB which may give rise to psaoas abscess because of close vicinity. We present a case of a woman who presented to our university hospital with a history of acute on chronic back pain and chronic fatigue. She was subsequently diagnosed with tuberculosis spondylitis (Pott’s disease) and Psoas abscess. Surgical drainage with adjuvant anti-tuberculosis therapy was carried out.


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EUR J GEN MED, 2012 - Volume 9 Issue 2, pp. 159-161

Publication date: 10 Apr 2012

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