Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Apr 26, 2024; 12(12): 2099-2108
Published online Apr 26, 2024. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v12.i12.2099
Thoracic spine infection caused by Pseudomonas fluorescens: A case report and review of literature
Liang Li, Bao-Hua Zhang, Jin-Feng Cao, Li-Jin Zhang, Ling-Ling Guo
Liang Li, Li-Jin Zhang, Ling-Ling Guo, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China
Bao-Hua Zhang, Department of Pathology, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China
Jin-Feng Cao, Department of Medical Imaging, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China
Author contributions: Guo LL was the doctor in charge, and provided detailed information on the patient; Guo LL and Li L wrote the manuscript; Zhang BH provided and modified the pathological data; Cao JF provided and modified the imaging data; Guo LL, Li L, Zhang BH and Zhang LJ jointly revised the manuscript; All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Informed consent statement: Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this report and all accompanying images.
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Corresponding author: Ling-Ling Guo, MM, Associate Chief Physician, Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zibo Central Hospital, No. 54 Gong Qing Tuan West Road, Zhangdian District, Zibo 255000, Shandong Province, China.
Received: December 23, 2023
Peer-review started: December 24, 2023
First decision: January 20, 2024
Revised: February 3, 2024
Accepted: March 26, 2024
Article in press: March 26, 2024
Published online: April 26, 2024
Core Tip

Core Tip: Vigilance regarding unexplained spinal infection is required. Detailed physical examination, puncture biopsy, pathological examination and genetic testing can play a very important role in clinical diagnosis. Needle biopsy and genetic testing are effective methods for identifying unexplained spinal infections, and appropriate antibiotic therapy with a full course of treatment is critical to prognosis. Due to the hidden nature of unexplained spinal infections, regular follow-up over a long period of time is recommended.