Pyogenic spondylitis and diskitis caused by helicobacter cinaedi in an immunocompetent adult patient

Yuto Haruki, Hideharu Hagiya, Toshiyuki Hashimoto, Takayoshi Miyake, Tomoko Murase, Akane Matsuo, Tetsuhiro Sugiyama, Sachiyo Kondo

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Abstract

We herein describe the first reported case of pyogenic spondylitis and diskitis caused by Helicobacter cinaedi. The results of magnetic resonance imaging and the histology of biopsied tissue were suggestive of acute infection at the lumbar spine. The pathogen was obtained by a blood culture examination and identified by 16S rRNA analysis. Eight weeks of antibiotics therapy resulted in a good clinical course. H. cinaedi infections have been increasingly reported in recent years, but the pathogen’s epidemiological and pathological characteristics are still unclear. One of the difficulties in understanding the pathogenesis of H. cinaedi has been the challenges in cultivating the pathogen. Novel strategies for the diagnosis of H. cinaedi must be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2415-2418
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume54
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2015

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Keywords

  • BacT/ALERT
  • Bacteremia
  • Helicobacter cinaedi
  • Spondylitis
  • Zoonosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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Haruki, Y., Hagiya, H., Hashimoto, T., Miyake, T., Murase, T., Matsuo, A., Sugiyama, T., & Kondo, S. (2015). Pyogenic spondylitis and diskitis caused by helicobacter cinaedi in an immunocompetent adult patient. Internal Medicine, 54(18), 2415-2418. https://doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.54.4726