Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Jul 22, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
It's not a tumor.
I'll post the correct answer in a few days!
An intramedullary space occupying lesion
I should probably have given you more information so you’d have a fair chance at getting the answer right, I’ll do that next time. Anyway, in a matter of weeks or months, an abcess has formed that’s compressing the spinal cord. Possible findings include back pain, mild fever, leukocytosis and an elevated ESR.
Treatment is the standard TB-medication (8 weeks on rifampicin, isoniazide, pyrazinamide and ethambutol, then 16 weeks on just rifampicin and isoniazide).
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