Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine

Jang Gyu Cha, Hyun Sook Hong, Yoonwoo Koh, Hee Kyung Kim, Jung Mi Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare infection that usually develops in immunocompromised patients. Additionally, involvement of the cervical spine by Candida albicans is extremely rare; only three previous cases of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis may be delayed due to nonspecific radiologic findings and a slow progression. We report the CT, MRI, bone scan, and PET-CT findings in a patient who developed Candida osteomyelitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as metastasis, at the atlas and axis following treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr 1

Fingerprint

Osteomyelitis
Candida albicans
Spine
Candida
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Atlases
Immunocompromised Host
Diagnostic Errors
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Metastasis
Bone and Bones
Infection
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

Cite this

Cha, Jang Gyu ; Hong, Hyun Sook ; Koh, Yoonwoo ; Kim, Hee Kyung ; Park, Jung Mi. / Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine. In: Skeletal Radiology. 2008 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 347-350.
@article{994aa78557c74bdaa36f83fd06380b25,
title = "Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine",
abstract = "Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare infection that usually develops in immunocompromised patients. Additionally, involvement of the cervical spine by Candida albicans is extremely rare; only three previous cases of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis may be delayed due to nonspecific radiologic findings and a slow progression. We report the CT, MRI, bone scan, and PET-CT findings in a patient who developed Candida osteomyelitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as metastasis, at the atlas and axis following treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer.",
author = "Cha, {Jang Gyu} and Hong, {Hyun Sook} and Yoonwoo Koh and Kim, {Hee Kyung} and Park, {Jung Mi}",
year = "2008",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1007/s00256-007-0429-9",
language = "English",
volume = "37",
pages = "347--350",
journal = "Skeletal Radiology",
issn = "0364-2348",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "4",

}

Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine. / Cha, Jang Gyu; Hong, Hyun Sook; Koh, Yoonwoo; Kim, Hee Kyung; Park, Jung Mi.

In: Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 37, No. 4, 01.04.2008, p. 347-350.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine

AU - Cha, Jang Gyu

AU - Hong, Hyun Sook

AU - Koh, Yoonwoo

AU - Kim, Hee Kyung

AU - Park, Jung Mi

PY - 2008/4/1

Y1 - 2008/4/1

N2 - Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare infection that usually develops in immunocompromised patients. Additionally, involvement of the cervical spine by Candida albicans is extremely rare; only three previous cases of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis may be delayed due to nonspecific radiologic findings and a slow progression. We report the CT, MRI, bone scan, and PET-CT findings in a patient who developed Candida osteomyelitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as metastasis, at the atlas and axis following treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer.

AB - Fungal osteomyelitis is a rare infection that usually develops in immunocompromised patients. Additionally, involvement of the cervical spine by Candida albicans is extremely rare; only three previous cases of Candida vertebral osteomyelitis have been reported in the literature. The diagnosis may be delayed due to nonspecific radiologic findings and a slow progression. We report the CT, MRI, bone scan, and PET-CT findings in a patient who developed Candida osteomyelitis, which was initially misdiagnosed as metastasis, at the atlas and axis following treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=40149100765&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=40149100765&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/s00256-007-0429-9

DO - 10.1007/s00256-007-0429-9

M3 - Article

VL - 37

SP - 347

EP - 350

JO - Skeletal Radiology

JF - Skeletal Radiology

SN - 0364-2348

IS - 4

ER -