A Highly Rare Cause of Lumbar Spondylodiscitis with Epidural Abscess: Actinomyces israelii


Kapmaz M., Gulsen E., Kis N., BAŞARAN S. , ÖKSÜZ L., Gurler N.

CASE REPORTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2014/469075
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

Actinomyces species may lead to slowly progressive infection of almost any site once mucosal breakdown exists; hence, it has the name "great pretender." Its diagnosis may be unthinkable unless proper cultures/histologies are taken. We describe a patient with lumbar spondylodiscitis and epidural abscess. This is an exceptional another disease by actinomycosis.