Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Intern Med. 2012;51(22):3189-91. Epub 2012 Nov 15.

Spondylodiscitis complicated by an epidural abscess and meningitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis.

Author information

  • 1Department of General Internal Medicine, Tsukuba Medical Center Hospital, Japan.


Bacteroides fragilis is a rare causative agent of spondylodiscitis. The pathophysiology of B. fragilis in spondylodiscitis remains largely unclear because of its rare occurrence. We herein report a case of spondylodiscitis complicated by an epidural abscess and meningitis; B. fragilis was detected in the blood of the patient. Moreover, the patient had a splenic abscess that was confirmed on magnetic resonance imaging. The patient completely recovered with antimicrobial therapy alone.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk