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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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Major Scope

  •  Epidemiology
  •  Pneumonia
  •  Molecular Biology
  •  Hepatitis
  •  Physiology
  •  Lung Cancer
  •  Anatomy
  •  Biochemistry and Biostatistics


Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2024;9(1):2619.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.2619

Discitis Caused by Staphylococcus schleiferi: Case Report

Zambão da Silva NC*, Verissimo PF, de Oliveira Velasco NA, Rossi MM, Ramos RC and Henriques FR

Niterói Hospital Complex, Travessa La Salle 12, Brazil

*Correspondance to: Natalia Chilinque Zamb√£o da Silva 

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Pyogenic osteomyelitis affects the vertebrae and paravertebral structures. As it requires prolonged antibiotic therapy, it is essential to identify the etiological agent. The prevalence of microorganisms varies according to the demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients. Events caused by Staphylococcus schleifer are rare in the literature. In the present study, a case of a 63-year-old patient with an episode of refractory low back pain and fever is described. The radiographic image showed changes in the bone marrow signal in the bodies of D11 and D12, characterized by hypointense signal on T1 and hyperintense signal on STIR, with contrast enhancement. After collecting blood cultures and draining the material, Staphylococcus schleifer was identified by MALDI-TOF. The patient was treated satisfactorily with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim. This case shows the importance of an accurate etiological diagnosis and discusses the role of coagulase-positive Staphylococcus as a pathogen in an elderly male individual.


Cite the Article:

Zambão da Silva NC, Verissimo PF, de Oliveira Velasco NA, Rossi MM, Ramos RC, Henriques FR. Discitis Caused by Staphylococcus schleiferi: Case Report. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2024; 9: 2619.

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