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Helicobacter Vertebral Osteomyelitis in an Immunocompetent Adult

Smith, Geoffrey MD*; Noon, Amber MD*; Wolk, Donna M. PhD; Hoover, Susan E. MD, PhD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: January 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 1 - p 61–62
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31826112ab
Case Reports

Helicobacter species have been noted to cause infection in immunosuppressed patients and, with increasing frequency, in immunocompetent persons. We describe the first reported case of Helicobacter vertebral osteomyelitis, provisionally identified as H cinaedi, which occurred in an immunocompetent person.

From the *Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, and †Department of Pathology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ.

Correspondence to: Susan E. Hoover, MD, PhD, Section of Infectious Diseases, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 N. Campbell Ave, PO Box 245039, Tucson, AZ 85724. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.