Pneumococcal Vertebral Osteomyelitis after Epidural Injection: A Rare Event
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.
Johnson, T. M., Chitturi, C., Lange, M., Suh, J. S., & Slim, J.(2016). Pneumococcal vertebral osteomyelitis after epidural injection: a rare event. Journal of Global Infectious Diseases, 8(3), 121-123. doi:10.4103/0974-777X.188597