Author(s): Friedman BC, Simon GL
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Abstract We have recently treated three patients with Candida vertebral osteomyelitis. In each patient there was at least one characteristic prodromal condition, including trauma, multiple antibiotics following bowel surgery, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. All patients were treated successfully with amphotericin B. Based on our findings and a review of the literature, we would recommend a 1.0-1.2 gm total dosage of amphotericin B. Alternative therapeutic choices such as 5FC and/or ketoconazole, under specific clinical conditions, have been successfully employed. However, cure can best be confirmed by post-treatment biopsy.
This article was published in Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Spine