Epidural abscess secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. A case report and review of the literature
Citrus Memorial Hospital
central nervous system infection, spinal epidural abscess, spinal infection, Streptococcus pneumoniae
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Internal Medicine | Nervous System Diseases
While spinal epidural abscess is a well described disease process, this condition is rarely caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. This case describes a case of spinal epidural abscess secondary to S. pneumoniae in an otherwise healthy, immunocompetent 61-year-old female without a history of spinal procedures, obvious source of hematogenous seeding, or clear risk factors for invasive pneumococcal infection. She was treated with IV and oral antibiotic therapy and made a full recovery.
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Leavitt NJ, Al-Nasseri AM, Brady AC. Epidural abscess secondary to Streptococcus pneumoniae. A case report and review of the literature. IDCases. 2023;33:e01853. doi:10.1016/j.idcr.2023.e01853