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Is There a Difference in Clinical Features, Microbiological Epidemiology and Effective Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy Comparing Healthcare-Associated and Community-Acquired Vertebral Osteomyelitis?

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Lang, Siegmund ; Frömming, Astrid ; Walter, Nike ; Freigang, Viola ; Neumann, Carsten ; Loibl, Markus ; Ehrenschwender, Martin ; Alt, Volker ; Rupp, Markus
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 20 Jan 2022 17:27


Background: Empiric antibiotic therapy for suspected vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) should be initiated immediately in severely ill patients, and might be necessary for culture-negative VO. The current study aimed to identify differences between community-acquired (CA) and healthcare-associated (HA) VO in terms of clinical presentation, causative pathogens, and antibiotic susceptibility. Methods: ...


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