Microbiologically and clinically diagnosed vertebral osteomyelitis: Impact of prior antibiotic exposure

Chung Jong Kim, Kyoung Ho Song, Wan Beom Park, Eu Suk Kim, Sang Won Park, Hong Bin Kim, Myoung Don Oh, Nam Joong Kim

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Abstract

We retrospectively reviewed medical records to identify the factors that affect the results of culture in patients with pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis. In multivariate analysis, the presence of paravertebral abscess was associated with positive results of microbiologic culture. Prior antibiotic exposure, especially of longer duration, was strongly associated with negative results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2122-2124
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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