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Title: Large paraspinal abscess as a complication of infliximab therapy in Crohn's disease.
Authors: Nithianandan, Nishani;Loftus, Michael J;Johnson, Paul D R;Charles, Patrick G P
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Austin Health, The University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of General Medicine, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 29-Apr-2019
EDate: 2019-04-29
Citation: BMJ case reports 2019;12(4):e227665
Abstract: We report a 36-year-old man who developed a large epidural and paraspinal abscess as a complication of infliximab therapy being used for underlying Crohn's disease. Cultures of the collection grew methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, and treatment consisted of abscess drainage, prolonged intravenous and oral flucloxacillin and temporary withholding of his infliximab. While infection-related complications are well described with infliximab therapy, this is the first description of a large paraspinal abscess with epidural extension.
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/20801
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227665
ORCID: 0000-0003-1165-4926
0000-0001-6672-0578
0000-0001-9873-7163
PubMed URL: 31036734
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: bone and joint infections
crohn’s disease
infection (neurology)
infections
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