Spondylodiscitis in a patient on chronic hemodialysis

Masoud Afshar, Robert F. Reilly

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Background. A 73-year-old man on hemodialysis with a tunneled central venous catheter presented to the emergency room with a fever and severe back pain.Investigations. Physical examination, laboratory investigations, chest radiography, lumbar spine radiography, renal ultrasound, lumbosacral spine MRI and transthoracic echocardiography.Diagnosis. Spondylodiscitis as a result of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.Management. Antibiotic therapy with intravenous cefazolin for 6 weeks and oral minocycline for 2 weeks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-604
Number of pages6
JournalNature Reviews Nephrology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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