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      Tuberculosis vertebral (mal de Pott) e infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana Translated title: Vertebral tuberculosis (Pott`s disease) and infection due to the human immunodeficiency virus

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          Se describe el caso clínico de una paciente mozambicana de 60 años, con antecedentes de infección por virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana y sacrolumbalgia, quien ingresó en el Servicio de Medicina del Hospital Central de Beira por presentar dolor en la columna dorsal, deformidad ósea avanzada, fiebre, astenia, anorexia, pérdida de peso, malestar general y disminución de la fuerza muscular en miembros inferiores desde hacía 2 meses. Los exámenes imagenológicos efectuados confirmaron el diagnóstico de tuberculosis vertebral. Se indicó tratamiento antituberculoso y fue trasladada al Servicio de Neurocirugía para corrección quirúrgica de la mencionada deformidad.

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          The case report of a 60 year-old woman from Mozambique, with a history of infection due to the human immunodeficiency virus and back low pain who was admitted to the Medicine Service from Beira Central Hospital for presenting with pain in the dorsal spine, advanced bony deformity, fever, asthenia, anorexia, weight loss, general discomfort and decrease of the muscles strength in lower limbs for 2 months is described. Image tests confirmed the diagnosis of vertebral tuberculosis. Antituberculous treatment was indicated and she was referred to the Neurosurgery Service for surgical correction of the mentioned deformity

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                MEDISAN
                MEDISAN
                Centro Provincial de Ciencias Médicas, Santiago de Cuba (Santiago de Cuba )
                1029-3019
                December 2011
                : 15
                : 12
                : 1791-1797
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Centro Provincial de Higiene Epidemiología y Microbiología Cuba
                [2 ] Hospital General Dr. Juan Bruno Zayas Alfonso Cuba
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                S1029-30192011001200014
                ef611337-b72d-4180-b9f6-76426b655ec6

                http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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                Self URI (journal page): http://scielo.sld.cu/scielo.php?script=sci_serial&pid=1029-3019&lng=en
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                MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

                Internal medicine
                aged person,vertebral tuberculosis,Pott´s disease,human immunodeficiency virus infection (AIDS),back low pain,antituberculous treatment,anciano,tuberculosis vertebral,mal de Pott,infección por virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana(sida),sacrolumbalgia,tratamiento antituberculoso,Mozambique

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