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What causes cervical spine infections?

My 35 year old son has been sick for 6 months in the prison. Headaches, blurred vision severe neck pain ,stiffness. Diagnosed with acute sinusitis, esophagus was 90 percent closed off. Surgery was done. Swollen tong8e 0n right side and right jaw bone aches now. The slurred speech is better but still noticeable. Staph infection was mentioned as well as bone infection of cervical area. The swollen tongue got better but stop gives him problems. Any ideas?
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
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Hello,

Consult an orthopaedician and get an MRI spine done.
We have to rule out tuberculosis and if there is active infection, antibiotics has to be started.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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