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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016, 4(5), 168-169
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-6
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Vertebral Osteomyleitis Caused by Candida Albicans in an IV Drug Abuser

Nagadarshini Ramagiri Vinod1, Hassan Tahir1, , Khandakar Hussain1 and Saad Ullah1

1Department of Internal Medicine, Temple University/Conemaugh Memorial Hospital, 1086 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905, USA

Pub. Date: May 24, 2016

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Nagadarshini Ramagiri Vinod, Hassan Tahir, Khandakar Hussain and Saad Ullah. Vertebral Osteomyleitis Caused by Candida Albicans in an IV Drug Abuser. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2016; 4(5):168-169. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-4-5-6


The incidence of back pain is listed only second to upper respiratory tract infection in symptomatic reason for office visits for a physician. Diagnosing rare and serious causes of back pain may be challenging in outpatient setting. We present a 31 year old male, an IV drug abuser, presenting with severe back pain radiating to his bilateral hips due to L1-L2 Osteomylelitis secondary to Candida Albicans infection.

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