Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Fusobacterium species: report of three cases and review of the literature.

@article{Moal2005VertebralOD,
  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Fusobacterium species: report of three cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Gw{\'e}na{\"e}l Le Moal and Laurence Juhel and Gilles Grollier and Cendrine Godet and I Azais and France Roblot},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={E5-9}
}
We describe three cases of Fusobacterium spp. diskitis and review with attention to risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and outcome. In most of the reported cases, a ear-nose-throat infection was found. Clinical manifestations were similar to those of classic bacterial vertebral osteomyelitis. Clindamycin is the most appropriate antibiotic. The outcome seems to be very good without relapse with appropriate treatment compared to pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis.