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Spinal cord compression as the presenting feature of skeletal fluorosis
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  • Zouhour Gassara,
  • Samar Ben djmeaa,
  • Afef Feki,
  • Mohamed Hedi kallel,
  • Hela Fourati,
  • Rim Akrout,
  • Sofien Baklouti
Zouhour Gassara
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Samar Ben djmeaa
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Afef Feki
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Mohamed Hedi kallel
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Hela Fourati
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Rim Akrout
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Sofien Baklouti
Hedi Chaker Hospital
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Abstract

Skeletal fluorosis is a rare toxic osteopathy reported as an endemic disease and caused especially by prolonged ingestion of high fluoride concentration. Spinal cord compression primarly by the ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament and ligamentum flavum, may rarely reveal the disease. Surgical decompression is the treatment of choice.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

18 Nov 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
12 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
12 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
05 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
09 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
19 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor