Candida vertebra osteomyelitis in a girl with factor X deficiency


Gursel T., KAYA Z., KOÇAK Ü., ERBAŞ G., AKYÜREK N., TALI E. T.

Haemophilia, vol.11, no.6, pp.629-632, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2516.2005.01148.x
  • Journal Name: Haemophilia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-632
  • Keywords: candida vertebra osteomyelitis, child, factor X deficiency, EXPERIENCE, DISCITIS, CHILDREN
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Candidal vertebra osteomyelitis is a rare condition which occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients. We report a 14-year-old girl with factor X deficiency who developed candida vertebra osteomyelitis during home therapy. The microorganism was probably from a contaminated peripheral cannula used for infusion of factor concentrate. This is the first such case in bleeding disorders to our knowledge. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.