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March 1985

Septoplasty Complicated by Staphylococcal Spinal Osteomyelitis

Author Affiliations

From the Jewish Hospital (Drs Cohen, Johnson, and Raff); and the Departments of Otolaryngology (Dr Cohen), Medicine (Drs Johnson and Raff), and Microbiology and Immunology (Dr Raff), University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(3):556-557. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360030208037

• Surgery for correction of anatomic abnormalities of the nasal septum is usually free of major infectious complications. A case of staphylococcal spinal osteomyelitis as a consequence of bacteremia induced by nasal septoplasty is reported and the questions raised by this occurrence are discussed.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:556-557)

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