Mycobacterium avium intracellulare: Vertebral osteomyelitis

Bradley K. Weiner, Tim W. Love, Robert D. Fraser

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A case of vertebral osteomyelitis secondary to Mycobacterium avium intracellulare mimicking Pott's paraplegia is reviewed. To our knowledge, it represents the first published case in a patient without gross immunocompromise. The importance of early differentiation from tuberculous osteomyelitis is stressed as treatment regimens differ and outcomes may be affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-91
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


  • Mycobacterium avium intracellulare
  • Pott's disease
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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