European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

, Volume 26, Issue 9, pp 667–670

Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii: a difficult-to-diagnose and potentially invasive uropathogen

  • P. Haller
  • T. Bruderer
  • S. Schaeren
  • G. Laifer
  • R. Frei
  • M. Battegay
  • U. Flückiger
  • S. Bassetti
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10096-007-0345-x

Cite this article as:
Haller, P., Bruderer, T., Schaeren, S. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2007) 26: 667. doi:10.1007/s10096-007-0345-x

Abstract

We report the first case of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii and review all cases of A. schaalii identified at our institution between 2002 and 2005. A. schaalii causes urinary tract infections – especially in elderly people – occasionally with septic complications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Haller
    • 1
  • T. Bruderer
    • 2
  • S. Schaeren
    • 3
  • G. Laifer
    • 1
  • R. Frei
    • 2
  • M. Battegay
    • 1
  • U. Flückiger
    • 1
  • S. Bassetti
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Infectious Diseases and Hospital EpidemiologyUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Microbiology LaboratoryUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity Hospital BaselBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineKantonsspital OltenOltenSwitzerland