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Skeletal infections in cirrhotics

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

Source : Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005 Jul-Aug; 24(4):174-5.

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Gastroenterology

Year : 2005

Abstract : There are few reports of skeletal infections in patients with cirrhosis. We present two such cases, both with alcoholic liver disease, seen over a period of one year. The first, a 46-year-old man, presented as pyrexia of unknown origin, and was found to have pyogenic discitis; he responded to antibiotic and surgery. The second, a 42-year-old man, presented with chest wall abscess and was diagnosed to have tubercular osteomyelitis; he expired despite treatment with non-hepatotoxic anti-tubercular drugs.

Cite this Research Publication : Rajesh G, Mehta R, Nandakumar R, Sadasivan S, John A, Balakrishnan V., "Skeletal infections in cirrhotics," Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005 Jul-Aug; 24(4):174-5.

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