Fever After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Case of Brucella Sepsis

Zack McCormick*, Meaghan Lynch, David Chen

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Abstract

Fever during acute rehabilitation in patients with a spinal cord injury is a common problem. Infection, typically of the urinary or respiratory tract, is the most frequent cause of fever in these circumstances. We report a case of Brucella sepsis as a cause of fever in a patient with a spinal cord injury who was undergoing acute rehabilitation. We discuss the epidemiology, differential diagnosis, and evaluation of fever in persons with Brucella infection, as well as fever in patients with a spinal cord injury in the acute rehabilitation setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-984
Number of pages3
JournalPM and R
Volume5
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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