Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2019, Page: 29-32
Spinal Epidural Abscess Diagnosed at Lumbar Puncture Tap and Revealed by Paraparesis
Sylvain Raoul Simeni Njonnou, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Lolita Noundjeu Kamdem, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
Aimée Tiodoung Timnou, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Caroline Ngoufack, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
Sandrine Lynda Sa’a Lontsi, Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
Marie-Josiane Ntsama Essomba, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Odette Kengni Kebiwo, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Alice Ninon Tsitsol Meke, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Madeleine Singwe-Ngandeu, Department of Internal Medicine and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon; Yaounde Central Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon; Yaounde General Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon
Received: Jun. 14, 2019;       Accepted: Jul. 10, 2019;       Published: Jul. 24, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijidt.20190402.13      View  202      Downloads  22
Abstract
Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a deadly disease if not promptly treated with antibiotics, either in association with neurosurgery or not. Motor impairment remains the most complication, but death can occur particularly in a resource-limited setting. We report a case of spinal epidural abscess in a 56-year-old female in an urban setting in Cameroon complicated motor impairment. She presented with a 1-week history of back pain and pollakiuria. The diagnosis was done by a lumbar puncture tap. Despite an improvement in the availability of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for neurologic emergencies, affordability is still a challenge. An increase in our technical platform and accessibility of anyone to care remain a big challenge in sub-Saharan Africa.
Keywords
Spinal Epidural Abscess, Paraparesis, Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sylvain Raoul Simeni Njonnou, Lolita Noundjeu Kamdem, Aimée Tiodoung Timnou, Caroline Ngoufack, Sandrine Lynda Sa’a Lontsi, Marie-Josiane Ntsama Essomba, Odette Kengni Kebiwo, Ahmadou Musa Jingi, Alice Ninon Tsitsol Meke, Madeleine Singwe-Ngandeu, Spinal Epidural Abscess Diagnosed at Lumbar Puncture Tap and Revealed by Paraparesis, International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 29-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijidt.20190402.13
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