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Postoperative Clostridium perfringens lumbar discitis with septicemia: report of a case with survival.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11927829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes the successful treatment of a case of Clostridium perfringens postoperative discitis and suggests a management protocol for this condition. The medical literature to date reports only one similar case, treated without success. The patient has been well but the affected space later collapsed with mechanical pain and has required fusion. C. perfringens discitis can be treated successfully.
Drew A Bednar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of spinal disorders & techniques     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1536-0652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-02     Completed Date:  2002-06-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101140323     Medline TA:  J Spinal Disord Tech     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Clostridium perfringens*
Discitis / etiology*,  microbiology,  surgery,  therapy*
Lumbar Vertebrae* / surgery
Sepsis / microbiology,  surgery,  therapy*
Spinal Fusion
Surgical Wound Infection / microbiology,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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