Aspergillus disc space infection: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Aspergillus disc space infection is an unusual complication of the immunocompromised state. Magnetic resonance imaging may aid the clinician in arriving at a prompt diagnosis of discitis in affected patients. We report a case of systemically acquired Aspergillus discitis at multiple levels diagnosed by plain x-ray films, bone scan, magnetic resonance imaging, and biopsy. We review the literature on this subject and suggest that aggressive diagnosis with early biopsy, treatment with systemic antifungal agents, and surgical debridement of the infected disc space yield the best outcome for these patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgenlander, JC; Rossitch, E; Rawlings, CE

Published Date

  • July 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 126 - 129

PubMed ID

  • 2666879

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-396X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States