Tuberculous spond ylitis in adults: a case series froma reference hospital in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Manuel Castillo Angeles Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Celso de la Cruz Luque Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Henry Zelada Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Ana Rosa Vilela-Sangay Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Estudiante de Medicina.
  • Frine Samalvides Samalvides Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Departamento de Enfermedades Infecciosas y Dermatológica. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Especialista en Enfermedades Infecciosas y Tropicales.
  • Germán Málaga Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Departamento de Medicina. Hospital Nacional Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú. Especialista en Medicina Interna.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2011.282.495

Keywords:

Spondylitis, Tuberculosis, spinal, Pott disease

Abstract

We describe the demographic and clinical characteristics of adult patients with tuberculous spondylitis as well as an exploratory analysis that seeked to establish patient characteristics that contributed to the development of this disorder at a reference hospital in Lima. This is a case-series descriptive study where data collection from 33 medical records of patients from 1999 to 2009 was done. Eighteen (55%) were male. Median age was 31 years (IQR 23 to 51 years). Median time of symptoms was 3 months (IQR 1 to 8 months). The most frequent symptom was back pain in 28 (85%). The most frequently affected areas were the thoracic spine involved in 28 (60%) cases and lumbar spine in 13 (28%). Pulmonary tuberculosis was present in fourteen (42%) cases. Twenty four (73%) patients received first line treatment. Treatment duration was 10.5 ± 4.2 months. Clinical and diagnostic characteristics were similar to previous Peruvian case reports and current literature.

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Published

2011-06-30

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Castillo Angeles M, de la Cruz Luque C, Zelada H, Vilela-Sangay AR, Samalvides FS, Málaga G. Tuberculous spond ylitis in adults: a case series froma reference hospital in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2011 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];28(2). Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/495

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