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Spondylodiscitis in a patient on chronic hemodialysis.
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PMID:  21844911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background. A 73-year-old man on hemodialysis with a tunneled central venous catheter presented to the emergency room with a fever and severe back pain.Investigations. Physical examination, laboratory investigations, chest radiography, lumbar spine radiography, renal ultrasound, lumbosacral spine MRI and transthoracic echocardiography.Diagnosis. Spondylodiscitis as a result of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.Management. Antibiotic therapy with intravenous cefazolin for 6 weeks and oral minocycline for 2 weeks.
Authors:
Masoud Afshar; Robert F Reilly
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nature reviews. Nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1759-507X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101500081     Medline TA:  Nat Rev Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, VA North Texas Health Care System, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 4500 South Lancaster Road, Dallas, TX 75390-8856, USA.
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