Successfully treated spondylodiscitis due to a previously unreported mycobacterium

Enrico Tortoli, Antonia Mantella, Alessandro Mariottini, Gianna Mazzarelli, Patrizia Pecile, Pier G. Rogasi, Gaetana Sterrantino, Elisa Fantoni, Francesco Leoncini

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A non-tuberculous mycobacterium was isolated, following a vertebral needle aspiration, from the blood of a patient with severe spondylodiscitis. The strain turned out to be different from any known mycobacterial species and was quite drug-susceptible in vitro. The patient improved markedly following treatment with meropenem, clarithromycin and amikacin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology


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