A case of fungal pyogenic spondylitis with ulcerative colitis

Yosuke Tajima, Tsuneo Iiai, Mikako Kawahara, Tatsuo Tani, Osamu Morita, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama

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A 58-year-old man with refractory ulcerative colitis underwent subtotal colectomy 4 months after the diagnosis. He developed intense back pain and high fever 9 days after the operation. Findings of a CT scan and an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of pyogenic spondylitis, and Candida albicans was cultured from the biopsy specimen. His clinical condition gradually improved after receiving therapy with rest and antifungal agents. Physicians should be aware of the possibility of pyogenic spondylitis in patients with back pain is treated for ulcerative colitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183-1188
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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