Sterile recurrent spinal epidural abscess in a patient with Crohn's disease: A case report

Mikhail Gelfenbeyn*, Robert Goodkin, Michel Kliot

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Background: The frequency of SEA is increasing. There are several well-established predisposing factors. Case Description: Our case presents certain unusual features that include an association with CD, persistent sterile cultures, and multiple recurrences of lesions at adjacent levels. Conclusions: A review of the literature showed only 13 case reports of SEA in patients with CD with an additional patient mentioned in one series. Recurrence of SEA at the same location was reported only twice. The diagnostic workup and treatment modalities pertinent to this case are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)178-184
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Neurology
Volume65
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2006

Keywords

  • Case report
  • Crohn's disease
  • Spinal epidural abscess

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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