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Infectious discitis caused by Enterobacter cloacae.
  1. R Solans,
  2. P Simeon,
  3. R Cuenca,
  4. V Fonollosa,
  5. J Bago,
  6. M Vilardell
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.


    The case is reported of a patient who developed a vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Enterobacter cloacae. The organism was isolated in cultures of blood and vertebral puncture biopsy samples. The patient was satisfactorily treated with trimethroprim and sulphamethoxazole. Enterobacter cloacae, a Gram negative organism, has been confirmed as the cause of bacteremia in patients with burns, urinary infections, in adults with pneumonia, and in children with joint infections. Spondylodiscitis caused by Enterobacter cloacae has not previously been described.

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