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[Spondylodiscitis in children: a review. A propos of two cases].

Authors
  • Gueulette, E
  • Sana, G
  • Libert, F
  • Nisolle, J F
  • Bodart, E
  • Tuerlinckx, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue médicale de Liège
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
70
Issue
4
Pages
189–194
Identifiers
PMID: 26054170
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Spondylodiscitis is defined as an infection of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. It represents, at the most, 2-4% of osteoarticular infections in children and its clinical presentation is often insidious. The specific condition of the young child (isolated discitis) is explained by some anatomical peculiarities. We report two cases of spondylodiscitis in children of different ages and review the pediatric characteristics, the role of imaging, the bacteriological diagnosis and the management of this disease.

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