Journal Browser Advanced Search Help
Journal Browser Advanced search HELP
Infect Chemother. 2008 Oct;40(5):288-291. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2008.40.5.288
Ahn HD , Park JC , Seo JG , Kim JY , Kim SY , Park YS , Seo YH , Cho YK .
Department of Internal Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea. yspark@gilhospital.com
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gachon University, Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

We report a case of vertebral osteomyelitis with epidural abscess caused by Streptococcus constellatus. The patient was present with fever, back pain, and dyspnea for 1 week. The patient was previously healthy and did not have any predisposing factor. After evaluation, the patient was diagnosed as Streptococcus constellatus vertebral osteomyelitis. He was successfully treated with surgical debridement and antibiotic therapy. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of S. constellatus vertebral osteomyeltis with epidural abscess to be reported in Korea.

Copyright © 2019. Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors.