Anales de Medicina Interna
versión impresa ISSN 0212-7199
LADO LADO, F.L. et al. Spondylodiskitis caused by Candida albicans: Report of two new cases. An. Med. Interna (Madrid) [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.2, pp.32-34. ISSN 0212-7199.
Recently, candidiasis infection is on the increase and several factors have been associated, such us immunodepression, catheters, weakening diseases, prolonged antibiotherapy, HIV infection and IDU. Spondylodiskitis due to Candida sp. is a rare entity. Two cases of spondylodiskitis due to Candida albicans were diagnosed: a 29 year-old man and a 35 year-old woman. Both were IDU’s with a previous history of HIV infection. The most prominent clinical features in both cases were pain, fever and constitutional syndrome. We describe the clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic features of both cases.
Palabras clave : Spondylodiskitis; Candida; IDU.