An Unusual Case of Pyogenic Spondylodiscitis Brought on by Gemella morbillorum.
Case Rep Orthop. 2018;2018:3127613
Authors: Sono T, Takemoto M, Shinohara Ok, Tsuchido Y
An 81-year-old man offered with extreme again ache. Magnetic resonance imaging detected L5/S discitis with out indicators of epidural abscess. Punctures of the disc revealed that the causative organism was Gemella morbillorum (G. morbillorum), which is a part of the traditional flora of the oral cavity and an unusual causative pathogen of spondylodiscitis. The E-test technique was helpful for speedy susceptibility testing. Intravenous penicillin G therapy was efficient, and the affected person recovered with out surgical procedure.
PMID: 30186651 [PubMed]