Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis after epidural injection: A rare event


Tamara M Johnson1, Chandrika Chitturi2, Michael Lange3, Jin S Suh3, Jihad Slim1 
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«SQ»s Medical Center, Newark, NJ
USA

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.


How to cite this article:
Johnson TM, Chitturi C, Lange M, Suh JS, Slim J. Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis after epidural injection: A rare event.J Global Infect Dis 2016;8:121-123


How to cite this URL:
Johnson TM, Chitturi C, Lange M, Suh JS, Slim J. Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis after epidural injection: A rare event. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];8:121-123
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