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Paraplegia in spinal tuberculosis due to anterior spinal artery syndrome

Authors:

Sharmila Thillainathan ,

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, LK
About Sharmila
Currently I am following post graduate training in General Medicine. Areas of special interest includes medicine and research.
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Dilani Priyangika,

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, LK
About Dilani
Senior registrar in Medicine
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Indika Marasinghe,

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, LK
About Indika
Registrar in Medicine
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Madura Adikari,

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, LK
About Madura
Registrar in Medicine
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Gayani Premawansa

North Colombo Teaching Hospital, LK
About Gayani
Consultant Physician
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Abstract

Tuberculosis remains a major public health problem especially in developing countries. Around 10% of patients with extra pulmonary tuberculosis may have bone and joint involvement and half of them will have tuberculosis of spine. Paraplegia is the most dreaded complication of spinal tuberculosis. Infective thrombosis or endarteritis of spinal vessels leading to infarction of the spinal cord is a very rare cause of paraplegia. We describe a 45-year-old lady presenting with spinal tuberculosis leading to paraplegia with associated anterior spinal arterial thrombosis.

How to Cite: Thillainathan, S. et al., (2015). Paraplegia in spinal tuberculosis due to anterior spinal artery syndrome. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 9(2), pp.30–34. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v9i2.7546
Published on 26 Dec 2015.
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