Vertebral osteomyelitis due to salmonellae: report of two cases and review.

@article{Santos1998VertebralOD,
  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis due to salmonellae: report of two cases and review.},
  author={Elizete M. Santos and F L Sapico},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={287-95}
}
We describe two patients with salmonella vertebral osteomyelitis (SVO) and review 44 cases in the English-language literature. There was male predominance (distribution, 1.7:1), primarily lumbar involvement (72% of cases), and monomicrobial etiology. Fever (87% of cases) and back pain (92% of cases) were the dominant signs and symptoms, while diarrhea was present only in 16% of cases. Blood culture was positive in 48% of cases, and stool and urine cultures were positive in 36% and 23% of cases… CONTINUE READING
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