3 years ago

An 11-Year-Old Male With Vertebral Osteomyelitis and a Paraspinal Abscess

Ioannis Kopsidas, Rodanthi Margariti, Maria Gavra, Angeliki Syngelou, Christos Zambakidis, Maria Tsolia, Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Nikos Spyridis
We report the case of an 11-year-old immunocompetent patient presenting with a 2-week history of upper back pain, diagnosed with thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis and a paraspinal abscess caused by Bartonella henselae. He was treated with gentamicin and doxycycline followed by oral rifampicin and doxycycline with favorable outcome.
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