What are uncommon causes of cauda equina syndrome (CES)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Nonpyogenic causes for abscess are rare and include tuberculosis. Resurgence of tuberculosis secondary to immunocompromise in individuals with HIV infection requires a high index of suspicion, as the development of cauda equina syndrome may follow an indolent course. [58] Other uncommon organisms, such as Nocardia asteroides and Streptococcus milleri, have also been reported as a cause of abscess that leads to the development of CES. [59, 60]


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