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Osteomyelitis

Basics Description Osteomyelitis is inflammation or infection of bone. Classification is most commonly based on the timing of onset: Acute: Most often from hematogenous spread: The most common organism in neonates is Staphylococcus aureus, followed by Streptococcus or Gram-negative organisms. In older infants and children, it usually is S. aureus. Subacute: Accounts for 1/3 […]

Discitis

Basics Description Discitis is an infection of the disc space and vertebral endplate that is caused by hematogenous or postoperative inoculation. It affects intervertebral discs of the spine. The lower lumbar discs are most commonly involved. However, the infection may occur in any disc. Classification: Spontaneous (hematogenous) Iatrogenic (after discectomy or discogram) Epidemiology Hematogenous […]