Vertebral osteomyelitis with a rare etiology diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.

@article{NandeeshB2010VertebralOW,
  title={Vertebral osteomyelitis with a rare etiology diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology.},
  author={N NandeeshB and Usha Kini and Betty Alexander},
  journal={Diagnostic cytopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={360-3}
}
Invasive fungal infections are rare in immunocompromised individuals, but are not uncommon in immunologically compromised patients. Bone involvement by these infections, though exceedingly rare, may occur due to direct extension of the infection from a neighboring organ or due to hematogenous dissemination in critically ill patients. Still rarer is the invasive aspergillosis involving either the vertebral body or the intervertebral disc with extension into the extradural space as an abscess. We… CONTINUE READING