A Case of Spondylodiscitis due to Bacteroides Fragilis in Febrile Patient With Past Thoracic Vertebral Trauma

Carla Ceriotti, Enrico Fainardi, Stefano Ceruti, Giovanni Zuliani


Spondylodiscitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis in an uncommon finding. We report a case of spondylodiscitis due to Bacteroides fragilis in a febrile young patient with history of previous trauma to the back. Sub-acute appendicitis was considered the portal of entry of infection. The patient was febrile but did not complain spinal pain. 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) was very useful in the diagnosis of this pathology.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(12):782-784
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc1391w


Spondylodiscitis; Bacteroides fragilis; Febrile patient; Thoracic vertebral trauma

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