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11 October 2023: Articles

Septic Arthritis of Cervical Spine Facet Joints: A Case Report and Review of Imaging

Rare disease

Hironori Kitajima A* , Eiju Hatano A , Masahito Kawaguchi E , Takuya Sakamoto F , Toru Ichiseki E , Ayumi Kaneuji E , Norio Kawahara E

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.941578

Am J Case Rep 2023; 24:e941578

Table 2. The 15 cases of septic arthritis of the cervical facet joint.

CaseYrAgeSexPatient HistoryNeck painNeurological symptomsLevelOrigin
Halla JT et al []12 199176M+Right-sided hemiparesis and truncal paresthesiasRt. C1/2N/A
Antony JM et al []15 200147M+Right-sided deltoid and biceps muscles weakness Right deltoid muscle strength was 2/5, right biceps muscle strength was 4/5Rt. C4/5N/A
Antony JM et al []15 200152M+Weakness in left deltoid and biceps muscles and paresthesias in left hand.Lt. C4/5N/A
Sasaki K et al []11 200676FDiabetes, cirrhosis+Lt. C1/2N/A
Michel-Batôt C et al []10 200876MAlcoholism+TetraparesisBi. C3-5N/A
Michel-Batôt C et al []10 200855M+Lt. C4/5N/A
Stecher JM et al []9 201057MDiabetes+Lt. C5/6N/A
Jones JL et al []8 201260MCHF+Rt. C1/2Dental infection
Takatori R et al []16 201540M+Right arm-dominant tetraplegia. (Frankel C1)Rt. C3/4N/A
Takashi K et al []14 201553M+Discomfort in left upper extremity. Hyperreflexia of biceps tendon reflex, triceps tendon reflex, patellar tendon reflex and Achilles tendon reflexLt. C1/2N/A
Paloma C et al []7 201575F+Lt. C1/2Steroid injection
Kaye ID et al []13 201665MDiabetes, HT+Weakness in right upper extremity, particularly, weakness with right shoulder abduction and right elbow flexion. Right deltoid strength was 2/5, right biceps 4/5, and right triceps was 4/5. sensation was diminished along the right lateral brachiumRt. C4/5Dental infection
Sahiba S et al []5 201764MDiabetes, cirrhosis, HT+Decreased power of the left upper limb and left lower limb.Lt.C3-C5, C6-Th1Pneumonia
Gokhan K et al []6 201756MHT+Rt. C1/2N/A
Tomoda Y et al []4 201866F+Rt. C2-4N/A

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923