Lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis with mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by highly penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae.
We present a case of vertebral osteomyelitis with an adjacent abdominal aortic mycotic aneurysm caused by a highly penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae strain. The occurrence of all three phenomena in a single patient has not been previously described. This presentation offers the opportunity to reflect on the increasing incidence of S. pneumoniae as a resistant pathogen, the treatment of highly penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae, and the etiologic agents of both vertebral osteomyelitis and mycotic aneurysm.
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Naktin, J., & DeSimone, J. (1999). Lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis with mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by highly penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. Journal of clinical microbiology, 37(12), 4198–4200. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.37.12.4198-4200.1999
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine