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Infectious spondylodiscitis.

Authors
  • Cottle, Lucy1
  • Riordan, Terry
  • 1 Department of Infection and Tropical Medicine, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, S10 2JF, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
June 2008
Volume
56
Issue
6
Pages
401–412
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2008.02.005
PMID: 18442854
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unless the patient is severely unwell antimicrobial therapy should be delayed until a microbiological diagnosis is established. If initial blood cultures are negative then a CT-guided biopsy should be conducted. Tentative recommendations for antimicrobial therapy can be made based on theoretical considerations and limited data from uncontrolled studies.

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