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Pott's Disease of the Thoracic Spine.

07:00 EST 21st February 2013 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Pott's Disease of the Thoracic Spine."

A 20-year-old man originally from Bangladesh presented with a 6-month history of anorexia and weight loss. The physical examination was remarkable for a temperature of 39°C. Chest radiography showed a mass that appeared to be located in the posterior mediastinum.

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University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.

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Name: The New England journal of medicine
ISSN: 1533-4406
Pages: 756

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