Hemophilus aphrophilus meningitis followed by vertebral osteomyelitis and suppurative psoas abscess

Brent G. Petty, Christopher R. Burrow, Robert A. Robinson, Gregory B. Bulkley

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Abstract

Hemophilus aphrophilus is an uncommon pathogen In man. It has rarely been reported as a cause of meningitis, exclusively in boys three years or younger. Osteomyelitis due to this organism is also rare. H. aphrophilus was responsible for meningitis, probable thoracic empyema, and ultimately vertebral osteomyelitis and suppurative psoas abscess formation in a woman following metrizamide myelography. The patient responded well to antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage. The organism was sensitive not only to chloramphenicol but also to newer cephalosporin antibiotics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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