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Reply to Bernard et al TOTHE EDITOR—We thank Bernard and colleagues for their comments on our re- cent publication [1]. In a recent random- ized clinical trial [2], Bernard et al proved that 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment for vertebral osteomyelitis (VOM) was not inferior to 12 weeks of treatment. However, in our retrospective study [1], a longer du- ration of antibiotic therapy (≥8 weeks) CORRESPONDENCE � CID 2016:63 (1 October) � 995 University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, lowered the recurrence rate among patients but none of the patients in Bernard et al’s Republic of Korea with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus cohort experienced microbiological recur- aureus (MRSA) infection or undrained rence. Although the reason for this differ- References 1. Park KH, Cho OH, Lee JH, et al. Optimal duration paravertebral/psoas abscess. Some differ- ence is unclear, the higher proportion of of antibiotic therapy in patients with hematoge- ences between both studies may potentially paravertebral/psoas abscess (49%) in our nous vertebral osteomyelitis at low risk and high account for this discrepancy. study is a possible explanation. The lower risk of recurrence. Clin Infect Dis 2016;62: 1262–9. First, the proportion of MRSA among rate of abscess (19%) in the study by Ber- 2. Bernard L, Dinh http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Infectious Diseases Oxford University Press

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TOTHE EDITOR—We thank Bernard and colleagues for their comments on our re- cent publication [1]. In a recent random- ized clinical trial [2], Bernard et al proved that 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment for vertebral osteomyelitis (VOM) was not inferior to 12 weeks of treatment. However, in our retrospective study [1], a longer du- ration of antibiotic therapy (≥8 weeks) CORRESPONDENCE � CID 2016:63 (1 October) � 995 University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, lowered the recurrence rate among patients but none of the patients in Bernard et al’s Republic of Korea with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus cohort experienced microbiological recur- aureus (MRSA) infection or undrained rence. Although the reason for this differ- References 1. Park KH, Cho OH, Lee JH, et al. Optimal duration paravertebral/psoas abscess. Some differ- ence is unclear, the higher proportion of of antibiotic therapy in patients with hematoge- ences between both studies may potentially paravertebral/psoas abscess (49%) in our nous vertebral osteomyelitis at low risk and high account for this discrepancy. study is a possible explanation. The lower risk of recurrence. Clin Infect Dis 2016;62: 1262–9. First, the proportion of MRSA among rate of abscess (19%) in the study by Ber- 2. Bernard L, Dinh

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