First Reported Human Case of Spondylodiscitis by Staphylococcus condimenti: A Case Report and Literature Review.

First Reported Human Case of Spondylodiscitis by Staphylococcus condimenti: A Case Report and Literature Review. Intern Med. 2020 Oct 07;: Authors: Kobayashi T, Nakajima K, Oshima Y, Ikeda M, Kitaura S, Ikeuchi K, Okamoto K, Okada Y, Ohama Y, Higurashi Y, Okugawa S, Moriya K Abstract Staphylococcus condimenti is a Gram-positive coccus that was first isolated from soy sauce mash. Only four cases of human S. condimenti infections have been reported to date. We herein report the first case of spondylodiscitis caused by S. condimenti. A 72-year-old Japanese man complaining of lower back pain and numbness in his legs was diagnosed with spondylodiscitis. A computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy was performed. A culture of the intravertebral disc aspirate yielded S. condimenti. The result was confirmed using gene sequencing methods. The patient was successfully treated without relapse. This case shows that S. condimenti can be pathogenic and cause invasive infection. PMID: 33028768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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