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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 8903635, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8903635
Research Article

The Evaluation of the Clinical, Laboratory, and Radiological Findings of 16 Cases of Brucellar Spondylitis

Department of Orthopaedics, Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710004, China

Received 25 April 2016; Accepted 10 August 2016

Academic Editor: Enzo Terreno

Copyright © 2016 Baohui Yang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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