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Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 1997 Mar;16(3):244-6.

Vertebral osteomyelitis caused by group B streptococci (Streptococcus agalactiae) secondary to urinary tract infection.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland.


Infections due to group B streptococci usually occur in the peri- and neonatal setting or in adults with chronic underlying diseases. A case of pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae in a 54-year-old man suffering from phimosis with urinary retention and urinary tract infection is reported. This case adds to the few existing reports of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by group B streptococci.

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