Vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess caused by gas gangrene presenting with complete paraplegia: a case report

@inproceedings{Akagawa2015VertebralOA,
  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis and epidural abscess caused by gas gangrene presenting with complete paraplegia: a case report},
  author={Manabu Akagawa and Takashi Kobayashi and Naohisa Miyakoshi and Eiji Abe and Toshiki Abe and Kazuma Kikuchi and Yoichi Shimada},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2015}
}
INTRODUCTION Gas gangrene is most often caused by Clostridium perfringens infection. Gas gangrene is a medical emergency that develops suddenly. The mortality rate is higher with trunk involvement than with involvement of the extremities, which carries a better prognosis. With respect to vertebral involvement, there are few reports in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to report a very rare case of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by gas gangrene. CASE PRESENTATION A 78-year-old… CONTINUE READING
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