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Spondylodiscitis of the lumbar spine in a non-immunocompromised host caused by Yersinia enterocolitica O:9.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19562357     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Here presented is an extremely rare case of a spinal osteomyelitis (L5-S1) with epidural empyema in a non-immunocompromised 62-year-old man caused by Yersinia enterocolitica O:9. The infection occurred acutely and required immediate surgical treatment. Y. enterocolitica was cultured from the empyema fluid, wound swabs of the intervertebral disc L5-S1 and stool cultures. Following the surgical decompression and antibiotic treatment, the patient recovered completely, without neurological deficits. A review of the literature revealed only sparse cases of spondylodiscitis due to other Y. enterocolitica serogroups. To our knowledge, we report here the first case of a spondylodiscitis of the lumbar spine caused by Y. enterocolitica serovar O:9 in a non-immunocompromised patient.
Martin Ellenrieder; Andreas E Zautner; Andreas Podbielski; Rainer Bader; Wolfram Mittelmeier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-23     Completed Date:  2010-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Decompression, Surgical
Discitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  therapy
Epidural Space
Lumbar Vertebrae / microbiology
Middle Aged
Yersinia Infections / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Yersinia enterocolitica*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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