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Volume 34, Issue 4, December 2023



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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2023;34(4):525-30
Anaerobic Spondylodiscitis caused by Parvimonas Micra in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature
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12nd Propaedeutic Department of Internal Medicine, 2Department of Radiology, 3Lab of Microbiology, Hippokration Hospital Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Abstract

We report the rare case of Parvimonas micra bacteraemia and secondary spondylodiscitis probably triggered by tooth injury in a rheumatoid arthritis patient. Anaerobic bacteria associated spondylodiscitis may evade diagnosis due to atypical clinical presentation usually lacking fever, and the difficulties related to microbiological characterisation of the pathogen. Even though anaerobic spinal infections may constitute <3% of the total, clinical suspicion should remain high, especially in the case of positive history for pre-existing oral cavity or gastrointestinal/gynaecological tract infections.


Cite this article as: Kalmoukos P, Kouroupis D, Sapouridis G, Simoulidou E, Varouktsi A, Zarras C, Petidis K, Pyrpasopoulou A. Anaerobic Spondylodiscitis caused by Parvimonas Micra in a Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Mediterr J Rheumatol 2023;34(4):525-30

Article Submitted: 11 May 2023; Revised Form: 03 Jun 2023; Article Accepted: 18 Jun 2023; Available Online: 24 Aug 2023

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https://doi.org/10.31138/mjr.240823.asc