Pneumorachis caused by metastatic gas gangrene

George Richard Thompson, George E. Crawford

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Abstract

Pneumorachis has previously been described only after spread from a contiguous site or after a traumatic event. Our patient experienced sepsis due to multiple enteric organisms, and gas was identified within the spinal canal on computed tomographic imaging. We present the 1st case of pneumorachis caused by disseminated infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aerorachia
  • Clostridium subterminale
  • Epidural pneumatosis
  • Metastatic gas gangrene
  • Pneumorachis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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