Spondylodiscitis with Abscess Formation in Paravertebral Muscles due to Streptococcus suis –  a Case Report


Authors: J. Smetana 1;  J. Macháč 1,2;  P. Prášil 2;  V. Boštíková 1;  S. Plíšek 2;  P. Kosina 2;  Z. Hermanová 2;  M. Salavec 3;  J. Jandura 4;  R. Chlíbek 1
Authors‘ workplace: Katedra epidemiologie, Fakulta vojenského zdravotnictví UO, Hradec Králové 1;  Klinika infekčních nemocí LF UK a FN Hradec Králové 2;  Katedra dermatovenerologie LF UK a FN Hradec Králové 3;  Radiologická klinika LF UK a FN Hradec Králové 4
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2013; 76/109(6): 769-772
Category: Case Report

Overview

Streptococcus suis is regarded to be a significant pathogen in swine with global prevalence and possible transmission of infection to humans. Sporadic cases of infection have been reported worldwide including Europe. Such infection in humans leads to development of various serious conditions, including, most frequently, meningitis and sepsis. The presented case report describes extensive clinical presentation of the infection, ranging from sepsis, spondylodiscitis and abscess formation in paravertebral muscles to osteomyelitis and hearing impairment. In our case, the disease led to several months of hospitalization and severe disability.

Key words:
Streptococcus suis – Czech Republic – spondylodiscitis – abscess

The authors declare they have no potential conflicts of interest concerning drugs, products, or services used in the study.

The Editorial Board declares that the manu­script met the ICMJE “uniform requirements” for biomedical papers.


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Paediatric neurology Neurosurgery Neurology

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