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MEDISAN

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ARIAS DERONCERES, Iván Jesús; PUENTE SANI, Ventura; LAMOTTE CASTILLO, José Antonio  y  OJEDA SANCHEZ, Lisset. Vertebral tuberculosis (Pott`s disease) and infection due to the human immunodeficiency virus. MEDISAN [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.12, pp.1791-1797. ISSN 1029-3019.

The case report of a 60 year-old woman from Mozambique, with a history of infection due to the human immunodeficiency virus and back low pain who was admitted to the Medicine Service from Beira Central Hospital for presenting with pain in the dorsal spine, advanced bony deformity, fever, asthenia, anorexia, weight loss, general discomfort and decrease of the muscles strength in lower limbs for 2 months is described. Image tests confirmed the diagnosis of vertebral tuberculosis. Antituberculous treatment was indicated and she was referred to the Neurosurgery Service for surgical correction of the mentioned deformity

Palabras clave : aged person; vertebral tuberculosis; Pott´s disease; human immunodeficiency virus infection (AIDS); back low pain; antituberculous treatment.

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