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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Case 20 Case Thank you for updating your details. Tuberculous spondylodiskitis with lumbar tumor. Synonyms or Alternate Esoondilodiscitis The DWI sequence can help to distinguish between the acute and chronic stages of the disease 7. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. In post-operative situations, the symptoms occur within a week and result in severe low back pain or neck pain depending on the surgical location.

The toddler refusing to weight-bear: Lew D, Waldvogel F. Occasionally, oral drugs can be used to treat the infection but it may fail and IV drugs may be required.

Abstract During the last years, spondilodiskitis due to Kingella kingae has been a new target of interest, since it is the second agent that causes non tuberculous espondilodiskitis in children, after Staphylococcus aureus. Case 18 Case 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.

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In the pediatric age group infection often starts in the intervertebral disk itself direct blood supply still present whereas in adults infection is thought to begin at the vertebral body endplate, extending into the intervertebral disk space and then into the adjacent vertebral body endplate.

J Microbiol ; About Blog Go ad-free. To quiz yourself on this article, log in to see multiple choice questions. Although there are no established guidelines for treatment, before the suspicion, empiric antibiotic treatment should be started for good prognosis.

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Due to the poor vascularity of the disc, drugs eapondilodiscitis for treatment often include potent agents such as Ciprofloxacin along with Vancomycin. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Espoondilodiscitis ICD – As such, infectious spondylodiscitis can virtually be excluded by a negative scan. To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior. The MRI will reveal air changes in the disc and possibly even external involvement involving the bone or epidural regions. Discs respond to osmotic pressure therefore movement is beneficial to increase their blood flow and fluid dynamics.


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Articles Cases Courses Quiz. CiteScore measures average citations received per document published. Some very young children may refuse to walk and arching of the back is possible.

Case 22 Case Retrieved from ” https: J Med Microbiol ; A bone scan and white cell WBC scan may be used to demonstrate increased uptake at the lmubar of infection, and are more sensitive than plain film and CT, but lack specificity. In children whether to bed rest or move a little is decided on an individual basis, depending on the site and severity of the discitis.


Infection and tumors of the spine in children. Discitis or diskitis is an infection in the intervertebral disc space that affects different age groups. Not infrequently, a WBC scan demonstrates cold spots, a non-specific finding. Symptoms include severe back pain, leading to lack of mobility. Isolda Budnik Ojeda isolbudnik gmail. Diskitis, Kingella kingae, infectious spondylitis, bone and joint infection, vertebral osteomyelitis. Schmorl’s nodes Degenerative disc disease Spinal disc herniation Facet joint arthrosis.

Case 21 Case Rev Chil Infectol ; Subscribe to our Newsletter. Espondilodlscitis 14 Case Rev Med Chile ; This is why disc patients are no longer told to bed rest.