Uncommon cervical pain due by Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report.: Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis

Uncommon cervical pain due by Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report.

Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis

Authors

  • Federico Fusini Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Orthopaedic and Trauma Center, University of Turin, via Zuretti 29, 10121, Turin
  • Gabriele Colò Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Regional Center for Joint Arthroplasty, ASO Alessandria, via Venezia 16, 16121 Alessandria, Italy.
  • Alessandro Massè Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Orthopaedic and Trauma Centre, Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, University of Turin, via Zuretti 29, 10121, Turin, Italy.
  • Massimo Girardo Spine Surgery Unit, Orthopaedic and Trauma Centre, Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, University of Turin, via Zuretti 29, 10121, Turin, Italy.

Keywords:

Bacillus pumilus; spondylodiscitis, infection, spine

Abstract

A fifty-three year-old military patient, presented with a 3 months neck pain and paraesthesia of upper right extremity after gastroscopy. Radiological examination demonstrated anuncertain degenerative/infective involvement of C6-C7 intervertebral disc.

The patient underwent anterior debridement with C5-C6 disc excisional biopsy, with microbiological findings of Bacillus pumilus with high bacterial concentration. After biopsy, segment arthrodesis was achieved only with vertebral plate cruentation and 3 months of cervical collar. He completed a six-weeks course of intravenous antibiotics for the treatment of atypical spondylodiscitis. At one year of follow-up, he had no residual neck pain or neurological signs or symptoms.

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04-11-2021

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Uncommon cervical pain due by Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis in an immunocompetent patient: a case report.: Bacillus pumilus spondylodiscitis. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 4 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];92(S1):e2021136. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10189

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