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Vertebral Osteomyelitis Due to Infection with Nontuberculous <i>Mycobacterium</i> Species after Blunt Trauma to the Back: 3 Examples of the Principle of <i>Locus Minoris Resistentiae</i>

Edward D. Chan, Po-Marn Kong, Kevin Fennelly, Anthony P. Dwyer and Michael D. Iseman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 10, pages 1506-1510
Published in print May 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/320155
Vertebral Osteomyelitis Due to Infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Species after Blunt Trauma to the Back: 3 Examples of the Principle of Locus Minoris Resistentiae

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Osteomyelitis due to infection with nontuberculous mycobacterial organisms is unusual, especially in the absence of nonpenetrating trauma. We describe 3 patients with vertebral osteomyelitis due to infection with nontuberculous mycobacterial organisms that was precipitated by blunt trauma; these 3 unusual cases illustrate the principle of locus minoris resistentiae.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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