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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001, pp. 29-30
Bioline Code: hs01010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2001, pp. 29-30

 en Spinal African Histoplamosis Simulating Tuberculous Spondylitis
Musoke, Florence


Spinal histoplasmosis is a rare disease condition that must be differentiated from other common inflammatory lesions of the spine such as tuberculosis. A case is presented of a pathologically proven African spinal hisptoplasmosis in a 39-year old female.

Paraplegia and fever were the patient clinical fingings. Cervical plain radiography demonstrated a lytic destructive process of the lower cervical spine with radiographic signs similar to tuberculosis. The surgical management and chemotherapy of histoplasmosis are briefly discussed.

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