Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Spontaneous Pyogenic Spondylitis Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae
Kosuke KosaiMasafumi SekiKatsunori YanagiharaYoshifumi ImamuraShigeki NakamuraShintaro KuriharaKoichi IzumikawaHiroshi KakeyaYoshihiro YamamotoTakayoshi TashiroShigeru Kohno
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2008 Volume 47 Issue 12 Pages 1121-1124

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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.

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