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Spinal tuberculosis paraplegia associated with anterior spinal artery infarction: a very rare presentation

Authors:

S. Thillainathan ,

General Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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M. Adhikari,

General Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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I.U.K. Marasinghe,

General Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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D.K.D. Priyangika,

General Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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G. Premawansa

General Medical Unit, Colombo North Teaching Hospital, Ragama, LK
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Abstract

Introduction: Tuberculosis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Paraplegia is the most dreaded complication of spinal tuberculosis. Here we present a patient with a clinical picture consistent with spinal tuberculosis associated with anterior spinal arterial infarction presenting as paraplegia.

Keywords: Spinal tuberculosis 
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jrcs.v20i1.10
How to Cite: Thillainathan, S. et al., (2015). Spinal tuberculosis paraplegia associated with anterior spinal artery infarction: a very rare presentation. Journal of the Ruhunu Clinical Society. 20(1), pp.29–31. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jrcs.v20i1.10
Published on 01 Nov 2015.
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