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Epidural abscess and vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes: case report and literature review.

Khan KM, Pao W, Kendler J
Scand J Infect Dis. 2001 33 (9): 714-6

PMID: 11669234 · DOI:10.1080/00365540110027033

A 69-y-old male with an epidural abscess and concomitant vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Listeria monocytogenes is presented, together with a brief review of the literature. To our knowledge, no cases of epidural abscess and only 3 cases of osteomyelitis have previously been reported in association with this organism.

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Aged Diagnosis, Differential Epidural Abscess Humans Listeria monocytogenes Listeriosis Low Back Pain Lumbar Vertebrae Magnetic Resonance Imaging Male Osteomyelitis Travel

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