Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis.

  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis.},
  author={Deric de Wit and Rais Mulla and Martin R Cowie and J. C. Mason and Kevin A. Davies},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  volume={32 4},
Vertebral osteomyelitis due to Staphylococcus epidermidis is extremely rare and usually occurs in the context of immunosuppression in association with an adequate portal of entry for infection. This paper reports a case of vertebral osteomyelitis due to S. epidermidis in a man with no evidence of immunosuppression or obvious portal of entry. The patient presented with severe back pain but there were no clinical signs of infection. Radiographs and computerized tomographs showed destruction of… CONTINUE READING

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