Brucellar spondylitis

Bodur H., Erbay A., Colpan A., Akinci E.

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.24, no.4, pp.221-226, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-003-0350-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-226
  • Keywords: Brucella melitensis, brucellosis, incidence, spondylitis, COMPLICATIONS, INVOLVEMENT
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: No


We carried out a prospective analysis of 86 patients with brucellosis, and 26 (30%) cases were diagnosed as brucellar spondylitis. Two patients had cervical involvement, two thoracic: and 21 lumbosacral as seen in MRI. Four patients had epidural abscess and two had paravertebral abscess. All patients received combined antibiotic therapy for 4 to 12 months. Those with cervical involvement underwent surgical treatment because of medullar compression. Neither death nor severe sequelae were observed.