Early spondylodiscitis presenting with single vertebral body involvement: a report of two cases.

@article{Ziegelbein2011EarlySP,
  title={Early spondylodiscitis presenting with single vertebral body involvement: a report of two cases.},
  author={Joel Ziegelbein and Georges Y. El-Khoury},
  journal={The Iowa orthopaedic journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={219-24}
}
Infectious spondylodiscitis is an uncommon disease with increasing incidence that typically presents with abnormalities in two adjacent vertebral bodies and the intervening disk. We describe two cases that initially presented with imaging abnormalities in only a single vertebral body. Both patients had a history of lumbar back pain and elevated inflammatory markers, but the lack of classical spondylodiscitis imaging findings led to diagnostic delay and confusion. It is likely that the incidence… CONTINUE READING