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Epidural abscess and spondylitis caused by Veillonella parvula in a man on hemodialysis
  • Masaru Kurihara,
  • Itaru Tamaki,
  • Yasuharu Tokuda
Masaru Kurihara
Urasoe General Hospital
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Itaru Tamaki
Urasoe General Hospital
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Yasuharu Tokuda
Muribushi Okinawa Teaching Hospitals
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Abstract

Veillonella species rarely cause serious infections, but the incidence of infection has been increasing among immunocompromised individuals. This case of an epidural abscess and spondylitis caused by Veillonella parvula in a hemodialysis patient illustrates the importance of performing anaerobic blood culture in immunocompromised patients with signs of infection.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 Jun 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
02 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
02 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
04 Jun 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned