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Vertebral Osteomyelitis in a Young Immunocompetent Adult: A Case Report

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V. Nishanthi ,

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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S. Sivansuthan

Teaching hospital Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Vertebral osteomyelitis is a rare entity and primarily found in adult over 50 years with male predominance. We report a case of 19-year immunocompetent girl with the history of fever and lower back pain and spinal tenderness found to have vertebral osteomyelitis and started on antibiotics and rapid improvement was noted. It’s essential to suspect the possibility of vertebral osteomyelitis in young age group who are presenting with the pathognomonic signs and symptoms.
How to Cite: Nishanthi V, Sivansuthan S. Vertebral Osteomyelitis in a Young Immunocompetent Adult: A Case Report. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2020;32(1):45–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v32i1.96
Published on 14 Aug 2020.
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