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Torulopsis glabrata spinal osteomyelitis involving two contiguous vertebrae. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8779020     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY DESIGN: A case report and literature review of the five previous case reports. OBJECTIVES: To outline the features of Torulopsis glabrata spinal osteomyelitis, including its risk factors, diagnosis, and recommended treatments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Fungal infections in general and Torulopsis glabrata in particular are becoming increasingly prevalent. Involvement of the spine will likely be more common in the future. METHODS: The literature was exhaustively reviewed and the five previous reported cases of Torulopsis glabrata identified and evaluated. This case report is analyzed in the context of the previous five cases. RESULTS: All patients responded to treatment, which varied from medical alone to medical with operative debridement and spinal fusion. CONCLUSION: Various risk factors that predisposed patients to Torulopsis glabrata osteomyelitis were present in all known cases. Diagnosis should rely on examination, history, and radiographic and laboratory evaluations. Medical therapy should be the initial treatment in most cases; however, operative intervention may be needed in patients who do not respond appropriately.
M P Curran; L G Lenke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Spine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0362-2436     ISO Abbreviation:  Spine     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-19     Completed Date:  1996-09-19     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610646     Medline TA:  Spine (Phila Pa 1976)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  866-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  surgery
Thoracic Vertebrae / microbiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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