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Noncontiguous multi-tiered spinal tuberculosis associated with sternal localization: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2017
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Title
Noncontiguous multi-tiered spinal tuberculosis associated with sternal localization: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, July 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13256-017-1323-2
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Authors

Mariam Erraoui, Bouchra Amine, Latifa Tahiri, Imane El Binoune, Jihane Bahha, Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni

Abstract

Tuberculous spondylodiscitis is a frequent localization of tuberculosis. Multi-tiered involvement and an association with sternal localization are rare. We report a case of multi-tiered tuberculous spondylodiscitis with sternal localization in an immunocompetent 41-year-old Arab woman who had inflammatory bilateral sciatica L5 and S1 and a history of low back pain caused by a trauma. Radiography, computed tomography, and a vertebral biopsy were useful for diagnosis. She reacted well to anti-bacillary treatment despite the occurrence of multiple paravertebral and subcutaneous abscesses. The medullar magnetic resonance imaging control performed at 4 months, 12 months, and 1 year after the end of treatment showed a favorable evolution. To avoid the delay of diagnosis, especially in our endemic context, tuberculosis must be evoked usually. This will improve the prognosis of our patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 9 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 33%
Other 1 11%
Librarian 1 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 11%
Other 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 56%
Sports and Recreations 1 11%
Social Sciences 1 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 11%
Unknown 1 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2017.
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#6,859,650
of 11,465,445 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#569
of 1,773 outputs
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#136,689
of 259,931 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#10
of 49 outputs
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