J Korean Orthop Assoc.  2011 Dec;46(6):528-532.

Spondylodiscitis with Epidural Abscess Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. wkmin@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

Spondylodiscitis is very rare complication caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Among those, few cases of spondylodiscitis concomitant with epidural abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae have been reported. We present a case of lumbar pyogenic spondylodiscitis with epidural abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae that successfully treated with administration of cefotaxime, surgical drainage and intermittent closed continuous saline irrigation.

Keyword

spondylodiscitis; spondylitis; epidural abscess; Klebsiella pneumoniae

MeSH Terms

Cefotaxime
Discitis
Drainage
Epidural Abscess
Klebsiella
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Spondylitis
Cefotaxime
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