Pott's Disease of the Thoracic Spine.
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.
University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid, Spain.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: The New England journal of medicine
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23425168
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMicm1207442
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