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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2516.2005.01148.x
  • Journal Name: Haemophilia : the official journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.629-32
  • Keywords: candida vertebra osteomyelitis, child, factor X deficiency, EXPERIENCE, DISCITIS, CHILDREN


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.