Fungal infections of spine: Case series during the COVID times

Indian J Med Microbiol. 2022 Jul 21:S0255-0857(22)00107-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2022.07.002. Online ahead of print.


Fungal infections of the spine are a rare occurrence. We report three cases of Spondylodiscitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans and Scedosporium apiospermum. Case 1:37 year old male, with history of COVID-19 infection one month prior presented with L1-2 Spondylodiscitis. Tissue showed growth of Aspergillus fumigatus. Case 2:75 year old male was admitted with swelling over low back. Pus aspirated from the swelling and tissue sent from operated site showed growth of Candida albicans. Case 3:56 year old known diabetic and end stage renal disease on hemodialysis presented with mid back pain since 2 months. Culture showed growth of Scedosporium apiospermum.

PMID:35871886 | DOI:10.1016/j.ijmmb.2022.07.002

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