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December 17, 1982

Aspergillus Spinal Epidural Abscess

JAMA. 1982;248(23):3138-3139. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330230050031

A spinal epidural abscess developed in a renal transplant recipient; results of a serum radioimmunoassay for Aspergillus antigen were positive. Laminectomy disclosed an abscess of the L4-5 interspace and L-5 vertebral body that contained hyphal forms and from which Aspergillus species was cultured. Serum Aspergillus antigen radioimmunoassay may be a valuable, specific early diagnostic test when systemic aspergillosis is a consideration in an immunosuppressed host.

(JAMA 1982;248:3138-3139)