Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Capnocytophaga species in immunocompetent patients: report of two cases and review.

@article{Duong1996VertebralOD,
  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Capnocytophaga species in immunocompetent patients: report of two cases and review.},
  author={Michel Duong and J F Besancenot and Catherine Neuwirth and Marielle Buisson and Pascal Chavanet and Henri Portier},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={1099-101}
}
Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Capnocytophaga species was diagnosed in two adults. One of these infections was due to C. ochracea and the other was due to C. sputigena. Both patients were immunocompetent and presented with concomitant periodontitis and gingivitis. The infections were eradicated by means of prolonged antibiotic therapy, combined in one case with surgical treatment. Capnocytophaga species should be considered a potential cause of vertebral osteomyelitis in immunocompetent… CONTINUE READING