Spondylodiscitis presenting as pleural effusion in a geriatric female: a case report

Authors

  • Funda Secik Arkin Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Gulfidan Aras Yedikule Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.856

Abstract

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a frequently seen medical problem caused by pulmonary and non-pulmonary diseases. Spondylodiscitis is a very rare cause of pleural effusion and is typically diagnosed based on clinical, laboratory, microbiological and radiological findings. The low incidence and different clinical presentations of Spondylodiscitis make its diagnosis and treatment challenging. We present the case of a 78-year-old female who was initially admitted due to chest pain and, upon chest radiography, was found to have pleural effusion; and eventually diagnosed with spondylodiscitis.

Keywords: Spondylodiscitis, exudative pleural effusion, geriatrics, vertebra, infection.

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Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Funda Secik Arkin, & Gulfidan Aras. (2020). Spondylodiscitis presenting as pleural effusion in a geriatric female: a case report. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.856

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Section

Case Report