Multifocal discitis caused by Staphylococcus warneri.

@article{Announ2004MultifocalDC,
  title={Multifocal discitis caused by Staphylococcus warneri.},
  author={Nadia Announ and Jean Pierre Mattei and Sami Jaoua and Florence F{\'e}nollar and Hicham Sati and Christophe Chagnaud and Jean Roudier and Sandrine Guis},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2004},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={240-2}
}
Staphylococcus warneri is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus that is a normal inhabitant of the skin but occasionally causes septicemia and endocarditis. We report a case of multifocal discitis caused by S. warneri in an immunocompetent patient. Only three cases of spinal S. warneri infections have been reported in the literature. They illustrate the atypical clinical presentation, with chronic pain of increasing severity in the thoracic or lumbar spine instead of the abrupt onset that… CONTINUE READING

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