Discitis due to Clostridium perfringens.

  title={Discitis due to Clostridium perfringens.},
  author={Anne Caudron and Franck Grados and Youcef Boubrit and Jean Michel Coullet and Dominique Merrien and Yves Domart},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={75 2},
INTRODUCTION A combination of disk space narrowing and vacuum phenomenon on radiographs of the spine is usually considered a reliable indicator of degenerative disk disease. We report a case in which vacuum phenomenon was related to Clostridium perfringens discitis. METHODS A 79-year-old woman was admitted for inflammatory low back pain that had worsened steadily over the last 2 months. Her body temperature was normal, laboratory tests showed inflammation (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 61… CONTINUE READING