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May 1979

Aspergillus Flavipes Group Osteomyelitis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Cincinnati Veterans Administration Hospital and University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Dr Roselle) and the Department of Infectious Diseases, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (Dr Baird).

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(5):590-592. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630420076025

Lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Aspergillus Flavipes group organisms developed in a nonchronically immunosuppressed patient. Diagnosis was confirmed morphologically and culturally from both closed needle biopsy of the vertebrae and subsequent lumbar laminectomy. The patient was treated with 3 g of amphotericin B with apparent eradication of the organism.

(Arch Intern Med 139:590-592, 1979)