Author(s): Ugarriza LF, Cabezudo JM, Lorenzana LM, RodrguezSnchez JA
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Abstract Candida spondylodiscitis is a rare complication of a haematogenous dissemination of a candida infection, that usually affects immunocompromised patients. We present a case of a Candida albicans spondylodiscitis in a patient in whom a bacterial origin was suspected because of the antecedent of a Staphylococcus aureus bacteriaemia. After unfavourable evolution with initial antibiotic treatment, the correct diagnosis was reached after culture of the material obtained from surgical debridement. The clinical, diagnostic features, and the literature are reviewed.
This article was published in Br J Neurosurg
and referenced in Journal of Spine