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Table 2 Treatment and prognosis of the 6 patients in this case series

From: Aspergillus spondylitis: case series and literature review

Case Risk factors Surgery Antifungal treatment Outcome Treatment time (months) Follow -up period (months)
1 Lung cancer surgery, pulmonary aspergillosis No, needle biopsy Voriconazole,200 mg, every 12 h; 20 weeks Cured 4 20
2 (presentation) Steroid use Laminectomy, Debridement, decompression, Instrumentation, (posterior) Voriconazole, 200 mg, every 12 h; 16 weeks Cured, remaining left limb numbness 4 24
3 Renal failure, haemodialysis Laminectomy, Debridement, Instrumentation, (posterior) Voriconazole, 200 mg, every 12 h; 18 weeks Cured, remaining lumbar pain 6 24
4 History of minimally invasive spinal surgery Laminectomy, Debridement, Instrumentation, (posterior) Voriconazole, 200 mg, every 12 h; 16 weeks Cures 4 15
5 Spine surgery Laminectomy, Debridement, decompression, Instrumentation, (posterior) Voriconazole, 200 mg, every 12 h; 22 weeks Cured 5 20
6 Spine surgery Laminectomy, Debridement, Instrumentation, (posterior) Voriconazole, 200 mg, every 12 h; 20 weeks Cured 4 18