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Case of the Month: January, 2012, Page 3
Answer: D) Anti-inflammatory medications and supportive care.
Diagnosis: Calcific Tendonitis of the Longus Coli Muscle
- Etiology: Deposition of hydroxyapatite (HADD) crystals in longuscolli muscle
- Most common signs/symptoms
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Mild leukocytosis and fever
- Clinical profile:
- Patient with sudden onset of neck pain and stiffness
- Age: Middle-aged and older patients
Natural History &Prognosis
- Resolves in 1-2 weeks
- Nonsteroidalanti-inflammatory medications
- Evan Wasserman, MD, Alan Richman, MD, NamikErdag, MD, and Rob Weiss, MD: Acute CalcificPrevertebral Tendonitis of the LongusColli Muscle. Emedicine.com.
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