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October 1979

Hematogenous Vertebral OsteomyelitisPasteurella multocida as the Causative Agent

Author Affiliations

From Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis.

Arch Intern Med. 1979;139(10):1182-1183. doi:10.1001/archinte.1979.03630470090028

Human disease caused by Pasteurella multocida is well documented, and a wide variety of clinical syndromes have been described. We describe herein a patient with vertebral osteomyelitis, discitis, and paravertebral abscess caused by P multocida, a presentation that has not been described previously, to our knowledge.

(Arch Intern Med 139:1182-1183, 1979)