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Spontaneous Pyogenic Spondylitis Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae


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Title: Spontaneous Pyogenic Spondylitis Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae
Authors: Kosai, Kosuke / Seki, Masafumi / Yanagihara, Katsunori / Imamura, Yoshifumi / Nakamura, Shigeki / Kurihara, Shintaro / Izumikawa, Koichi / Kakeya, Hiroshi / Yamamoto, Yoshihiro / Tashiro, Takayoshi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, 47(12), pp.1121-1124; 2008
Abstract: A 72-year-old woman without a history of spinal injury was admitted to our hospital with prolonged severe back pain and high fever. Clinical laboratory findings and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed severe inflammation of the L2 and L3 lumbar vertebrae. Meropenem trihydrate administration improved her symptoms. Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from the patient's blood indicated that the organism caused the spontaneous pyogenic spondylitis.
Keywords: spondylitis / Klebsiella pneumoniae / blood culture / MRI / antibiotics
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22579
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.47.0937
Rights: Copyright (c) 2008 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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