Candida albicans osteomyelitis of the cervical spine

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

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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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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