KENNETH A. BORCHARDT, PH.D.; MICHAEL BAKER, M.D.; ROBERT GELBER, M.D.
In the past decade there has been much interest in the significance and role that nonsporulating anaerobes have in various types of clinical infections. Implicating these bacteria as pathogens in most septic conditions is impossible without first demonstrating them in vitro (1). Whereas a diversity of soft-tissue infections involves anaerobes, these bacteria are neither common pathogens in osteomyelitis nor in pyogenic arthritis (2). This is the first case report of osteomyelitis involving the Gram-negative anaerobic coccus Veillonella parvula.
A 54-year-old diabetic Indian woman attempted to shave a callus on the ball of her right foot, which subsequently became infected. The
BORCHARDT KA, BAKER M, GELBER R. Veillonella parvula Septicemia and Osteomyelitis. Ann Intern Med. ;86:63–64. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-1-63
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(1):63-64.
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