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dc.contributor.authorYoon, Josephen
dc.contributor.authorEfendy, Johnnyen
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Michael Jen
dc.date2019en
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T03:32:26Zen
dc.date.available2020-01-07T03:32:26Zen
dc.date.issued2019-12-13en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia 2019-12-13en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10137/7996en
dc.description.abstractSeptic Arthritis of the facet joint (SAFJ) is an uncommon but severe condition of the spine with only 61 cases published to date. Diagnosis is notoriously difficult and can take several months which can lead to significant delays in treatment. We report a case of a 52-year-old female with 2-month history of back pain diagnosed with septic arthritis of the left lumbar L4/5 facet joint and associated epidural abscess. She presented with no fevers, normal neurological examination and normal blood parameters posing a diagnostic challenge. In this report we conclude normal inflammatory markers cannot be used as exclusion criteria for the disease. We also review the body of literature to summarise the key features of the condition to assist clinicians in its diagnosis.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectEpidural abscessen
dc.subjectFacet jointen
dc.subjectSeptic arthritisen
dc.subjectSpinal surgeryen
dc.titleSeptic arthritis of the lumbar facet joint. Case and literature review.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.typeReviewen
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasiaen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jocn.2019.11.007en
dc.identifier.pubmedidhttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed//31843439en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Neurosurgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Electronic address: joseph.yoon@nt.gov.au..en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Neurosurgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Neurosurgery, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..en
dc.identifier.pubmedurihttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed//31843439en
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