Spontaneous pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis and endocarditis: incidence, risk factors, and outcome.

@article{Pigrau2005SpontaneousPV,
  title={Spontaneous pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis and endocarditis: incidence, risk factors, and outcome.},
  author={Carlos Pigrau and Benito Almirante and Xavier Flores and Vicenç Falc{\'o} and D. Garc{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez and I. Gasser and Carlos Villanueva and Albert Pahissa},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 11},
  pages={1287}
}
PURPOSE The relationship between pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis and infectious endocarditis is uncertain. This study investigates the incidence and risk factors of infectious endocarditis in patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis, and the outcome of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis with and without associated infectious endocarditis. METHODS A retrospective record review was conducted of all cases of vertebral osteomyelitis from January 1986 to June 2002, occurring in a tertiary… CONTINUE READING

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