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Spondylodiscitis Associated with Bacteraemia due to Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci

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 Three cases are reported of spondylodiscitis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci in patients without osteosynthetic material. All three patients had bacteraemia associated with an infected intravascular device left in place. On the basis of this observation, it is concluded that such devices should be removed promptly in cases of prolonged or relapsing bacteraemia. Furthermore, spondylodiscitis should be suspected in patients with back pain after bacteraemia caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci.

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Bucher, E., Trampuz, A., Donati, L. et al. Spondylodiscitis Associated with Bacteraemia due to Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci. EJCMID 19, 118–120 (2000).

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