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Candidal Vertebral Osteomyelitis in the Midst of Renal Disorders.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences

Publisher : J Clin Diagn Res

Source : Journal Clinical Diagnostic Research, Volume : 10 | Issue : 04, 2016

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Campus : Kochi

School : School of Medicine

Department : Paediatric Cardiology

Year : 2016

Abstract : Vertebral osteomyelitis also known as discitis/pyogenic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the vertebral disc space. It is commonly seen in men and adults more than 50 years of age. Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare scenario compared to its bacterial counterpart. Spinal epidural abscess is a dangerous complication associated with vertebral osteomyelitis. Here, we report two cases of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Candida tropicalis in patients with renal disorders (stage 5 chronic kidney disease and nephropathy). One of the case discussed here presented with spinal epidural abscess. Both the patients were started on antifungal therapy. One patient responded to treatment while the other was lost to follow up.

Cite this Research Publication : Anusha Gopinathan, Anil Kumar, Srivatsa Nagaraja Rao, Krishna Kumar, Shamsul Karim "Candidal Vertebral Osteomyelitis in the Midst of Renal Disorders", Journal Clinical Diagnostic Research, 2016

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