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A special case of lower back pain in a 3-year-old girl.

Authors
  • Tassinari, Davide
  • Forti, Sara
  • Torella, Michele
  • Tani, Giovanni
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
2013
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.09.2011.4796
PMID: 23475989
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the case of a 3-year-old girl with a 15-day clinical history of lower back pain. We diagnosed a spondylodiscitis of vertebral bodies L5-S1 caused by Salmonella species group B that totally recovered with appropriate antibiotic therapy. Spondylodiscitis in children is a rare condition and Salmonella infection is one of the rarest aetiology. A high index of suspicion is needed for prompt diagnosis to ensure better long-term outcome. Microbiological diagnosis is essential for the appropriate choice of antibiotic treatment.

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