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September 1987

Salmonella Vertebral Osteomyelitis Treated With Cefotaxime

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia (Drs Dolan and Everett), and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn (Dr Harper).

Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(9):1667-1668. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370090143024

• The antimicrobial therapy of systemic salmonella infections is presently limited to ampicillin, chloramphenicol, and sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Infrequently, alternative therapy may be necessary. We report the successful treatment of a case of Salmonella vertebral osteomyelitis with cefotaxime sodium.

(Arch Intern Med 1987;147:1667-1668)