Pradeep Kumar, Seyed Mohsen Mahmoodi, Nooruddin Kalaparambil Moosa, Michael Edgar, Hussain Al Samt, Riyaz Amirali Hussain

May 2008, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 754 - 755 Letter to the Editor Read Full Article 10.1007/s00586-007-0536-2

First Online: 15 November 2007

This is a case report of acute L3/4 vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella paratyphi A confirmed by culture from vertebral needle biopsy. From a review of the literature this is the first reported case with bacteriological confirmation. The rarity of Salmonella paratyphi spondylitis and the options for treatment are discussed.

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