Discitis or diskitis is an infection in the intervertebral disc space that affects different age groups. It can be caused due to spinal tuberculosis and spread along spinal ligament to involve the adjacent anterior vertebral bodies, causing. can occur anywhere in the vertebral column but more commonly involves lumbar spine; single level involvement (65%); multiple contiguous levels (20%). Espondilodiscitis tuberculosa con tumoración lumbar. Tuberculous spondylodiskitis with lumbar tumor. María Cristina López-Sáncheza, Gabriela Calvo Arrojoa.

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As such, infectious spondylodiscitis can virtually be excluded by a negative scan.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A bone scan and white cell Lu,bar scan may be used to demonstrate increased uptake at the site of infection, and are more sensitive than plain film and CT, but lack specificity. Discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in children: Case 7 Case 7.

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MRI is the imaging modality of choice due to its very high sensitivity and specificity. Espondilodiskitis caused by Kingella kingae in children: Show all Show less.


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Pathology Outlines – Spondylodiskitis

Symptoms include severe back pain, leading to lack of mobility. The MRI will reveal air changes in lubmar disc and possibly even external involvement involving the bone or epidural regions.

Lew D, Waldvogel F. Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections by specific real-time PCR assay. MR imaging of vertebral osteomyelitis revisited. Case 11 Case Specific real-time polymerase chain reaction places Kingella kingae as the most common cause of osteoarticular infections in young children.

Case 17 Espondilodisfitis Treatment usually includes antibioticsand reducing the mobility of the affected region, either with a back brace or a plaster cast.

Erratum in J Clin Microbiol ; 47 9: Discitis occurs post surgically in approximately percent lumbwr patients after spinal surgery. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions.

Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Rev Chil Infect ; 28 4: Por el momento no hay estudios para establecer un protocolo de tratamiento de las infecciones por K. Infecciones osteoarticulares por Kingella Kingae.

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The DWI sequence can help to distinguish between the acute and chronic stages of the disease 7. There is debate as to the cause, although hematogenous seeding of the offending organism is favored as well as direct spread. We describe a case of a 3 year old boy, who had this disease and then esponxilodiscitis review about spondilodiskitis in childhood and microbiological aspects esponrilodiscitis Kingella kingae.


Spinal disease M40—M54—, In adults it can lead to severe consequences such as sepsis or epidural abscess but can also spontaneously resolve, especially in children under 8 years of age.

Rev Med Chile ; Occasionally, oral drugs can be used to treat the infection but it may fail and IV drugs may be required. Spine ; 30 3: Its clinical presentation is very inespecific, sometimes with fever, espondilodiscigis or lumbar disconfort, nocturnal pain, altered walking and sedestation. The typical presentation is usually fever and espondilodisciyis pain. Ausina V, Moreno S, editores. Due to the poor vascularity of the disc, drugs required for treatment often include potent agents such as Ciprofloxacin along with Vancomycin.