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Discitis: Introduction

Discitis: A subacute infection of the vertebral discs that usually occurs in children. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Discitis is available below.

Symptoms of Discitis

Treatments for Discitis

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Discitis: Deaths

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Discitis: Complications

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Causes of Discitis

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Definitions of Discitis:

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, recent studies provide evidence that infection may be the initial cause, but perhaps not the promoter, of most cases of discitis. Discitis has been diagnosed in patients following discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, paravertebral injection, and obstetrical epidural anesthesia. Discitis following chemonucleolysis (especially with chymopapain) is attributed to chemical reaction by some and to introduction of microorganisms by others. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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