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Discitis. Infection of the spine.
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A case ascertainment study of septic discitis

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A case ascertainment study of septic discitis: clinical, microbiological and radiological features
Q J Med 2001; 94: 465-47 N. Hopkinson, J. Stevenson1 and S. Benjamin
We studied the spectrum of septic discitis presenting to two busy district general hospitals over 2.5 years (November 1996 to April 1999), surveying the case notes of all...
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Childhood Discitis

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J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Vol 11, No 6, November/December 2003, 413-420.
Childhood Diskitis Sean D. Early, MD, Robert M. Kay, MD and Vernon T. Tolo, MD
Childhood diskitis may occur in the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spine and can affect children of all ages, but it is most common in the lumbar...
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Discitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Children

Location: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/105/6/1299

PEDIATRICS Vol. 105 No. 6 June 2000, pp. 1299-1304
Discitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Children: An 18-Year Review
Marisol Fernandez, MD*, Clark L. Carrol, MD, and Carol J. Baker, MD*
Conclusion. This comparative study suggests that age and clinical presentation distinguish most patients with discitis from those with vertebral osteomyelitis. Although radiographs...
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Discitis Information Diseases Database

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2 synonyms or equivalents were found. Discitis (diskitis) aka/or Spondylodiskitis
Discitis: Definition(s) via UMLS - "Inflammation of an intervertebral disk or disk space which may lead to disk erosion. Until recently, discitis has been defined as a nonbacterial inflammation and has been attributed to aseptic processes (e.g., chemical reaction to an injected substance). However,...
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Discitis MedPix

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History: Patient presents with back pain
-Factoid Discussion: Hematogenous seeding of infection occurs in the vertebral body, especially near the endplates which have the highest blood supply. Osteomyelitis may also develop. Pyogenic infection may break through into the disc. There may be extension into the paraspinous soft tissues....
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Discitis pyogenic

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71 year old Indian man with a long history of back pain, recently worse. Had a prostatectomy 6 weeks ago. The image is a lateral tomogram that moves film and source as if they were ends of a lever. The unblurred fulcrum plane is revealed in more detail and enhances the...
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Diskitis eMedicine Orthopedics

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Article by Jallo & Marcovici
Diskitis (discitis) is an inflammation of the vertebral disk space often related to infection. Infection of the disk space must be considered with vertebral osteomyelitis, as these conditions are almost always present together and share much of the same pathophysiology, symptoms, and treatment. Although diskitis and...
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Infective discitis in older people

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Age and Ageing, Vol 29, 454-456, Copyright © 2000 by British Geriatrics Society
Case report. Infective discitis as an uncommon but important cause of back pain in older people
V Goel, J Young and C Patterson
Case reports. Two elderly patients (aged 70 and 80 years) presented with severe back pain and...
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Infective Discitis Mimicking Infective Endocarditis and Osteoarthritic Back Pain

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N. Talsania, O. A. Ogundipe: Infective Discitis Mimicking Infective Endocarditis and Osteoarthritic Back Pain. The Internet Journal of Rheumatology. 2005. Volume 2 Number 1. (full text)
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The case of a 76 year old lady with bacteraemia and persistent back pain is presented. Due to the presence of notable co-morbidities, she was...
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Medical and Surgical Management of Spinal Infections

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General Principles in the Medical and Surgical Management of Spinal Infections: A Multidisciplinary Approach Neurosurg Focus 17(6)
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, M.D.; Peter Jun, M.D.; Richard Jacobs, M.D.; William S. Rosenberg, M.D.; Philip R. Weinstein, M.D.
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Object: Infections along the spinal axis are characterized by an insidious onset, and the resulting delays in diagnosis are...
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Pediatric Discitis Wheeless

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Discussion: - a benign, self-limiting inflammation or infection of an intervertebral disc space or a vertebral end-plate; - it may represent extension of subacute vertebral endplate osteomyelitis which does not ...
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Post Operative Diskitis Wheeless

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Post-operative discitis
acute infections usually occur between 1-2 wks after surgery; - pt who has recently undergone excision of a herniated disc and who presents with localized back pain and spasm following a relatively ...
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Prevalence of Discitis post Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy

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Scott M.W. Haufe, Anthony R. Mork: Prevalence of Discitis post Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy. The Internet Journal of Spine Surgery. 2005. Volume 1 Number 1.
Results: 3 out of 109 patients developed discitis. 2 patients did not receive preoperative antibiotics and one patient did receive preoperative antibiotics. Conclusions: Discitis after lumbar endoscopic...
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Septic Discitis

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Septic Discitis: An Important Cause of Back Pain Posted 09/18/2003
Prakashchandra Patel, MD, Kenneth E. Olive, MD, Koyamangalath Krishnan, MD
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A 65-year-old man with a 3-month history of intractable back pain had previously received cytotoxic curative chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. His postchemotherapy course had been complicated by febrile neutropenia, recurrent coagulase-negative staphylococcal bacteremia,...
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