Aspergillus Spinal Epidural Abscess

Benjamin Byrd, Marc H. Weiner, Zell A. Mcgee

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Abstract

A spinal epidural abscess developed in a renal transplant recipient; results of a serum radioimmunoassay for Aspergillus antigen were positive. Laminectomy disclosed an abscess of the L4-5 interspace and L-5 vertebral body that contained hyphal forms and from which Aspergillus species was cultured. Serum Aspergillus antigen radioimmunoassay may be a valuable, specific early diagnostic test when systemic aspergillosis is a consideration in an immunosuppressed host.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3138-3139
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume248
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 1982

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  • Medicine(all)

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