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Spinal epidural abscess associated with moxibustion-related infection of the finger

Title
Spinal epidural abscess associated with moxibustion-related infection of the finger
Authors
Lee K.W.Han S.J.Kim D.J.Lee M.J.
Ewha Authors
김동준한수정
SCOPUS Author ID
김동준scopus; 한수정scopus
Issue Date
2008
Journal Title
Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
ISSN
1079-0268JCR Link
Citation
vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 319 - 323
Indexed
SCIE; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Objective: To describe a spinal epidural abscess that originated from cellulitis after moxibustion. Methods: Case report. Findings: A 78-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus was diagnosed with tetraplegia due to a cervical spinal epidural abscess extending to the thoracic spinal epidural space. The abscess was caused by osteomyelitis and cellulitis of the right third finger, which had been cauterized repeatedly with moxa. After surgical decompression and drainage of the spinal epidural abscess and comprehensive rehabilitation, motor strength and functional level improved. Conclusions: This case illustrates the risk of spinal epidural abscess in persons with diabetes mellitus who present with focal cellulitis and osteomyelitis. © 2008 by the American Paraplegia Society.
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