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2021 May 28

J Med Case Rep



Proteus mirabilis thoracic vertebral osteomyelitis: a case report.


Chiang M-H, Lee M-H, Liu Y-C, Lee C-H
J Med Case Rep. 2021 May 28; 15(1):274.
PMID: 34044896.


Proteus mirabilis is the second most common pathogen that causes urinary tract infections after Escherichia coli. In rare cases, it is associated with vertebral osteomyelitis. The underlying mechanism of this relationship may be related to the retrograde dissemination of bacteria through the paravertebral venous plexus.