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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(3):519-522.
Paraplegia Caused by Infection Extending to Spine Due to Aspergillosis: A Case Report.
Kim, Chang Hwan , Kim, Myeong Ok , Yoon, Joon Shik
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Inha University College of Medicine.
아스페르길루스증의 척추체 감염에 의한 양하지마비 ⁣증례 보고⁣
김창환, 김명옥, 윤준식
인하대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Aspergillosis of the spine has been reported infrequently. It has usually been attributed to hematogenous infection, spread from an adjacent pulmonary infection. Acute paraplegia developed in a 68 year old man with aspergillus infection. Histopathologic findings showed aspergillus hyphae and magnetic resonance imaging study revealed mid thoracic cord compression. Direct extension of aspergillus infection caused an epidural abscess, vertebral destruction, thoracic spinal cord compression, and paraplegia.

Key Words: Aspergillosis, Pulmonary empyema, Cord compression, Paraplegia


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