Candida vertebra osteomyelitis in a girl with factor X deficiency.

Gursel T., Kaya Z., Kocak U., Erbas G., Akyurek N., Tali E.

Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia, vol.11, no.6, pp.629-32, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Candidal vertebra osteomyelitis is a rare condition which occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients. We report a 14-year-old girl with factor X deficiency who developed candida vertebra osteomyelitis during home therapy. The microorganism was probably from a contaminated peripheral cannula used for infusion of factor concentrate. This is the first such case in bleeding disorders to our knowledge.