Non-tuberculous long multi-segment spinal epidural abscess with co-existing giant psoas abscess in an intravenous drug abuser: A rare case report from India

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https://doi.org/10.3126/njn.v20i4.58977

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Spinal epidural abscess, Psoas abscess, Intravenous drug abuser, Staphylococcus aureus

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In developing countries, Mycobacterium tuberculosis is rampant and it’s the first differential in causation of spinal epidural abscess (SEA) and/or, psoas abscess (PA). This microbiota pertaining to these diseases, is in contrast with that of developing nations, where it is primarily bacterial. The burden of intra-venous drug abusers is very high in India, however there is corresponding rarity of intra-venous drug abuse (IVDA) related SEA/ PA case studies. Even at global scale, there is no fixed recommendation in the surgical management (instrumentation and fusion) of IVDA-SEA subset of patients owing to their low volume and poor-follow-up. In this back-ground authors present their experience of managing an IVDA associated long segment multi-level SEA with giant PA who presented with ASIA Grade-C neurological deficit.

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2023-12-31

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Mishra MK, Pandey N. Non-tuberculous long multi-segment spinal epidural abscess with co-existing giant psoas abscess in an intravenous drug abuser: A rare case report from India. Nep J Neurosci [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 May 25];20(4):50-3. Available from: https://nepjol.info/index.php/NJN/article/view/58977

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