Evolution and Progression of Spondylodiscitis: A Case Presentation

Mohammed Emam, Donald Lee, Grigory Syrkin, Se Won Lee

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Abstract

Pyogenic infection of the spinal column is a relatively rare condition. Spondylodiscitis is characterized by infection of the intervertebral disk and the adjacent vertebrae. Diagnosis is often delayed because the symptoms are often nonspecific and also because of the high incidence of nonspecific low back pain in the general population. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman who developed low back pain secondary to spondylodiscitis. Her diagnosis was delayed because of a lack of supporting findings on initial magnetic resonance imaging. The case highlights the clinical scenario in which maintaining a high index of suspicion may lead to follow-up imaging and an accurate diagnosis. Level of Evidence: To be determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPM and R
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Discitis
Low Back Pain
Spine
Intervertebral Disc
Delayed Diagnosis
Infection
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Incidence
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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