A Rare Case of Candida parapsilosis Lumbar Discitis With Osteomyelitis
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
candida lumbar osteomyelitis, candida osteomyelitis, candida parapsilosis, fungal osteomyelitis, osteo-myelitis, osteomyelitis
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Infectious Disease | Internal Medicine
Fungal osteomyelitis is rare and usually seen in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of Candida parapsilosis osteomyelitis in an immunocompetent patient with no prior surgical history. He went for spinal laminectomy with debridement and drainage. Intraoperative culture grew C. parapsilosis, and the patient was treated with fluconazole.
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Duplan P, Memon MB, Choudhry H, Patterson J. A Rare Case of Candida parapsilosis Lumbar Discitis With Osteomyelitis. Cureus. 2022;14(6):e25955. doi:10.7759/cureus.25955