Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii: a difficult-to-diagnose and potentially invasive uropathogen
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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.
We are indebted to Dr. P.D.J. Sturm, Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, for providing additional detailed information about cases numbers 20 and 21.
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