Cervicothoracolumbar spinal epidural abscess and cerebral salt wasting
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BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare infectious disease. However, if left unrecognized and untreated, the clinical outcome of SEA can be devastating. PURPOSE: To report a rare clinical presentation of a cervicothoracolumbar SEA with cerebral salt wasting (CSW). STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Clinical history, physical and laboratory findings, and magnetic resonance imaging studies of a patient with cervicothoracolumbar SEA and CSW. RESULTS: We report the case of a 15-year-old boy with cervicothoracolumbar SEA complicated with CSW and treated with conservative methods. CONCLUSIONS: In conclusion, CSW can be seen at the follow-up period of the SEA and the clinicians must be aware of this entity.
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