Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
versión impresa ISSN 1137-6627
FERNANDEZ, V. et al. Urinary infection by E. coli complicated with multiple abscesses. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2007, vol.30, n.2, pp.293-296. ISSN 1137-6627.
Vertebral osteomyelitis and septic arthritis are pathologies that principally affect people over fifty years old, but their incidence seems to be growing due to the increase of nosocomial bacteraemia associated with intravascular devices and the aging of hospitalised people. The majority of cases are produced by Staphylococcus aureus. We present the case and diagnostic process of a patient with vertebral osteomyelitis caused by another organism, Escherichia coli, with fatal evolution despite adequate treatment.
Palabras clave : Multiples abscesses; Vertebral osteomyelitis; Septic arthritis.