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Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Prevotella intermedia

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 We describe a case of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Prevotella intermedia, which is an extremely unusual cause of vertebral osteomyelitis. The organism was isolated from vertebral biopsies and the patient was treated successfully with intravenous ampicillin-sulbactam and clindamycin. Diagnosis and management of this condition are described, and the importance of anaerobic bacteria in the pathogenesis of vertebral osteomyelitis is discussed.

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Received: August 27, 2001 / Accepted: February 22, 2002

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Fukuoka, M., Aita, K., Aoki, Y. et al. Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Prevotella intermedia . J Infect Chemother 8, 182–184 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1007/s101560200032

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  • Key words Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Anaerobic bacteria
  • Prevotella intermedia
  • Open surgical biopsy