Bacteremia Complicated by Vertebral Osteomyelitis due to Streptococcus bovis
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The diagnosis of vertebral osteomyelitis is easily missed, especially in the elderly in whom clinical signs of bacteremia might not be manifest. Spontaneously occurring disc-space infection in adults often has an insidious presentation. The infecting microorganism can be difficult to identify. Although discitis due to Streptococcus bovis is occasionally found, it is often difficult to fully confirm the diagnosis. Here, a case of vertebral osteomyelitis due to this microorganism is reported.
KeywordsEndocarditis Infective Endocarditis Phenoxymethyl Penicillin Vertebral Osteomyelitis Discitis
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