Spinal brucellosis diagnosed with positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT)
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CitationArslan, F., Karagöz, E., Arslan Yiğit, B., Ceylan, B. ve Mert, A. (2016). Spinal brucellosis diagnosed with positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT). Spine Journal, 16(6), E381-E382. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2015.12.016
A 48-year-old female patient was referred to our clinic forsudden-onset right-sided waist pain that radiated down bothlegs. The pain, which was also present along her waist cur-vature, inhibited her ability to walk, sit, or stand. Associatedsymptoms were fever, night chills, and a complaint of 5-kgweight loss within the last month. The patient reported a pre-vious surgical history of vertebral instrumentation(intramedullary stud) that was inserted after a traffic acci-dent approximately 20 years ago. Further interrogation revealeda history of consumption of non-pasteurized dairy products.