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A rare case of concurrent pneumonia, rib osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, paravertebral and epidural abscesses in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease

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Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare primary immunodeficiency disorder that is characterized by deficiencies in the phagocytes capacity to eliminate ingested microorganisms, which frequently causes bacterial and fungal infections. The extensive involvement of the lungs, ribs, and vertebrae that is complicated by multiple abscesses from aspergillosis is rare. In this casa a 13-year-old boy with CGD who experience concurrent pneumonia, rib osteomyelitis, spondylodiscitis, paravertebral, and epidural abscesses as a result of Aspergillus flavus infection with associated computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging findings is reported. Patients with CGD are susceptible to Aspergillus infection. Correct diagnosis based on clinical and paraclinical findings as well as choosing the best treatment regimen is essential for achieving a favorable outcome. Read the full article here.

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