n SA Journal of Radiology - Multiple skeletal lesions and pleural effusion owing to infection in an immunocompetent patient from a nonendemic region : case report

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



We describe a rare case of multiple skeletal lesions and a pleural effusion owing to infection in a 16-year-old immunocompetent girl residing in a non-endemic region. Of note is that she had a lesion within a thoracic vertebra. Following an extensive literature search, we found that vertebral involvement by had not been previously described. Pleural effusion and skeletal lesions are both rare manifestations of infection.

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