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Archivos de Medicina Interna

Print version ISSN 0250-3816On-line version ISSN 1688-423X

Abstract

GRANA, Diego et al. Non Specific Bacterial Spondylodiscitis: an increasingly frequent condition. Arch. Med Int [online]. 2014, vol.36, n. 2, pp.55-59. ISSN 0250-3816.

The spondylodiscitis is a bacterial infection of two adjacent vertebrae with intervertebral disc compromise. It was rare but its incidence has increased in recent years linked to increased use of invasive procedures, increased survival of immunocompromised patients as well as a greater diagnostic suspicion. There are “red flags” of dorsal and lumbar back pain that guide to this etiology. We retrospectively analyzed six clinical cases of bacterial spondylodiscitis assisted in Pasteur Hospital in the period 2009-2011. Men were affected more often, mostly between 50 and 60 years and the most frequent location was lumbar spine. The microbiological agent was obtained in all cases by blood cultures; Staphylococcus aureus in half of them. There were good therapeutic responses and outcomes in all cases, even with the various plans antibiotic used. We highlight the delay in diagnosis as a prognostic value, and the high rate of complications.

Keywords : Nonspecific bacterial spondylodiscitis.

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