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August 1982

Salmonella Vertebral Osteomyelitis: A Case Report With Literature Review

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(8):722-724. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970440066019

• Salmonellosis rarely causes osteomyelitis in previously healthy children. A 15-year-old girl was found to have vertebral osteomyelitis due to Salmonella cerro, the first-reported case to the best of our knowledge. Standard treatment with ampicillin and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole failed to cure the infection. She recovered after a course of moxalactam therapy and surgery.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:722-724)