Fungal infections of spine: Case series during the COVID times

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Abstract

Fungal infections of the spine are a rare occurrence. We report three cases of Spondylodiscitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans and Scedosporium apiospermum. Case 1:37 year old male, with history of COVID-19 infection one month prior presented with L1-2 Spondylodiscitis. Tissue showed growth of Aspergillus fumigatus. Case 2:75 year old male was admitted with swelling over low back. Pus aspirated from the swelling and tissue sent from operated site showed growth of Candida albicans. Case 3:56 year old known diabetic and end stage renal disease on hemodialysis presented with mid back pain since 2 months. Culture showed growth of Scedosporium apiospermum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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