Causes and clinical management of vertebral osteomyelitis in Saskatchewan.


A retrospective review of all patients with vertebral osteomyelitis admitted to all Saskatchewan referral hospitals from 1973 to 1986 was undertaken to determine the incidence and clinical characteristics of the disease. There were 73 patients, an incidence of 5.3 cases/million per year. Erroneous initial diagnoses were common (41%). There was a… (More)


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