NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Pneumococcal Vertebral Osteomyelitis after Epidural Injection: A Rare Event

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2016

Department

Medicine

Abstract

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.

Publisher's Statement

Originally published in Journal of Global Infectious Diseases. Licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0. https://doi.org/10.4103/0974-777X.188597