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Title: Spondylodiscitis associated with recurrent Serratia bacteremia due to a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS): a case report
Authors: Marques, Nuno 
Sá, Rosa 
Coelho, Filomena 
Cunha, Saraiva da 
Meliço-Silvestre, A. 
Keywords: Serratia marcescens; Recurrent bacteremia; Spondylodiscitis; TIPS
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: SciELO
Citation: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 11:5 (2007) 525-527
Abstract: We report a case of spondylodiscitis caused by multiresistant Serratia marcescens in a cirrhotic patient who had several Serratia bacteremias after the placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) device. We concluded that an endovascular stent that can not be removed makes management of recurrent bacteremia difficult. Furthermore, back pain due to bacteremia is indicative of spondylodiscitis. Serratia marcescens can be an aggressive pathogen, causing spinal infection
ISSN: 1413-8670
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-86702007000500016
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FMUC Medicina - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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