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Unusual spinal tuberculosis after adequate chemotherapy for lymph node tuberculosis in an immunocompetent man.
  1. S P O'Hickey,
  2. A Pithie,
  3. C Skinner
  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, East Birmingham Hospital.


    A 35 year old man developed paraplegia due to an epidural mass 15 months after completion of a full chemotherapy course for pulmonary and lymph node Mycobacterium bovis infection. His cellular immune function was normal after treatment. It is suggested that the lesion was a granulomatous healing response rather than bacteriological recurrence.

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