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Case report: spinal epidural abscess from Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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Title: Case report: spinal epidural abscess from Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Authors: Kangwanprasert, Monsicha
Young, Royden S
Issue Date: Aug 2005
Abstract: We report a rare case of cervical spinal epidural abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae. While the most likely pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus, 2.5% of CNS infections have been attributed to Klebsiella pneumoniae. The source of infection in this case is suspected to be from cervical vertebra osteomyelitis/discitis that expanded to epidural space. Prompt drainage of the abscess by decompression with debridement is the key of management that is shown to decrease morbidity and mortality in epidural abscess patients.
ISSN: 0017-8594
Appears in Collections:Hawaii Medical Journal Articles For 2005

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