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Limitations of medicine:diagnosis and therapy of <<inflammatory>> back pain


Scharer, Verena; Hafner, Roland; Ciurea, Adrian; Henning, Lars; Somoskovi, Akos; Weber, Rainer; Fehr, Jan (2014). Limitations of medicine:diagnosis and therapy of <<inflammatory>> back pain. Praxis, 103(6):337-340.

Abstract

A 34-year-old man from Ethiopia had been suffering from inflammatory lower backpain for five months. The imaging showed multiple osteolytic lesions histologically corresponding to a granulomatous inflammation. Detection of multiresistant Mycobacteria Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was delayed because of initially negative microbiological findings. During the therapy of MDR-TB, the patient developed different side effects. In this article we focus on the challenge to diagnose and treat MDR-TB also in a resource-rich setting as it is the case for Switzerland.

Abstract

A 34-year-old man from Ethiopia had been suffering from inflammatory lower backpain for five months. The imaging showed multiple osteolytic lesions histologically corresponding to a granulomatous inflammation. Detection of multiresistant Mycobacteria Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) was delayed because of initially negative microbiological findings. During the therapy of MDR-TB, the patient developed different side effects. In this article we focus on the challenge to diagnose and treat MDR-TB also in a resource-rich setting as it is the case for Switzerland.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:12 March 2014
Deposited On:19 Dec 2014 10:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 18:37
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:1661-8157
PubMed ID:24712089

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