Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis in chronic leukocyte leukemia patient diagnosed by a novel panfungal polymerase chain reaction method.

@article{Dayan2007AspergillusVO,
  title={Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis in chronic leukocyte leukemia patient diagnosed by a novel panfungal polymerase chain reaction method.},
  author={Lior Dayan and Hannah Sprecher and Amos Hananni and Hana Rosenbaum and Victor Milloul and I lana Oren},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={615-7}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Vertebral osteomyelitis and disciitis caused by Aspergillus spp is a rare event. Early diagnosis and early antifungal therapy are critical in improving the prognosis for these patients. The diagnosis of invasive fungal infections is, in many cases, not straightforward and requires invasive procedures so that histological examination and culture can be performed. Furthermore, current traditional microbiological tests (ie, cultures and stains) lack the sensitivity for diagnosis… CONTINUE READING