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Severe Actinomyces israelii infection involving the entire spinal cord

A case of severe spinal infection with Actinomyces israelii is presented. A 38-y-old male was admitted with symptoms of infection and neurological symptoms. Magnetic resonance imaging showed extensive affection involving the entire spinal cord. Cultures of the cerebrospinal fluid revealed Actinomyces israelii. The patient was treated with long term penicillin G followed by amoxicillin. The patient recovered with severe neurological sequelae

Keywords : Actinomyces,Actinomycosis,Adult,cerebrospinal fluid,Denmark,diagnostic imaging,Humans,Infection,isolation & purification,Magnetic Resonance Imaging,Male,microbiology,physiopathology,Severity of Illness Index,Spinal Cord,Spinal Cord Diseases,Tomography,X-Ray Computed,, Actinomyces,Israelii,Infection,Involving, what pain medication can you take with cymbalta

Date of Publication : 2006

Authors : Gaini S;Roge BT;Pedersen C;Pedersen SS;Brenoe AS;

Organisation : Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. shahin.gaini@ouh.fyns-amt.dk

Journal of Publication : Scand J Infect Dis

Pubmed Link : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16500784

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