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An unusual cause of vertebral osteomyelitis: Candida species

Bouchuiguir-Wafa, Kalthum
Published in Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2003, vol. 35, no. 4, p. 288-291
Abstract Candida species rarely cause spondylodiscitis. During 3 y, 3 cases of vertebral osteomyelitis due to Candida spp. (Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis) were diagnosed, 2 of which were associated with a spinal epidural abscess.
Keywords AgedAmphotericin B/administration & dosageAntifungal Agents/administration & dosageCandida/ classificationCandidiasis/ diagnosis/drug therapyDiscitis/ diagnosis/drug therapyFemaleFluconazole/administration & dosageFollow-Up StudiesFungemia/ diagnosis/drug therapyHumansLumbar VertebraeMagnetic Resonance ImagingOsteomyelitis/ diagnosis/drug therapyRisk AssessmentSeverity of Illness IndexTreatment Outcome
PMID: 12839165
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GARBINO, Jorge et al. An unusual cause of vertebral osteomyelitis: Candida species. In: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2003, vol. 35, n° 4, p. 288-291. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:7258

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