Comparison of tuberculous and pyogenic spondylitis. An analysis of 122 cases.

@article{Buchelt1993ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of tuberculous and pyogenic spondylitis. An analysis of 122 cases.},
  author={M Buchelt and W J Lack and H P Kutschera and T Katterschafka and Harald Kiss and B. Schneider and Rainer Kotz},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1993},
  volume={296},
  pages={192-9}
}
One hundred twenty-two patients with tuberculous or pyogenic spondylitis were investigated retrospectively. Patient histories, laboratory tests, and radiographic findings were compared statistically between the two groups. Significant differences were calculated for the interval between onset of symptoms and diagnosis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, mean vertebral loss at discharge, and sclerosis of the vertebral bodies involved. Open or closed biopsy was performed in 91 patients. The result… CONTINUE READING