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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 121-123

Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis after epidural injection: A rare event


1 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ, USA
2 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; Department of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA
3 Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; Department of Infectious Disease, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tamara M Johnson
Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.188597

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Streptococcus pneumoniae vertebral infections have rarely been reported. Herein, we report a case of pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis with paraspinal and epidural abscesses as well as concomitant bacteremia following epidural injection. This will be the second case in the literature reporting pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis related to epidural manipulation.


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