Lumbar Tuberculous Spondylodiscitis, Sacroiliitis and Paraspinal Abscess with Staphylococcus Aureus Superinfection

Spine is the most common skeletal part in which tuberculosis locates. It has been published in a few cases that nonspecific agents might be cultured from joint or spine involvement with tuberculosis. We report a case in which spine and sacroiliac joint infection developed while receiving treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis and treated with abscess drainage, antibiotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy was reported. It should be kept in mind that in spine and major joint infections which develop in the cases with a tuberculosis history, there might be nonspecific microorganisms as well. In the infections that result in deterioration of the patient’s general condition, applying antibiotherapy along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy might accelerate the response to the treatment.


Burak Eren*, Feyza Karagoz Guzey, Ozgur Yusuf Aktas, Ilker Gulec, Nuri Serdar Bas, Murat Karacan and Cafer Korkut

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