Management of nontuberculous infectious discitis. treatments used in 110 patients admitted to 12 teaching hospitals in France.

@article{Legrand2001ManagementON,
  title={Management of nontuberculous infectious discitis. treatments used in 110 patients admitted to 12 teaching hospitals in France.},
  author={Erick Legrand and Ren{\'e} Marc Flipo and Pascal Guggenbuhl and Charles Masson and J. F. Maillefert and Martin Soubrier and Eric No{\"e}l and Alain Saraux and C S di Fazano and Jean Sibilia and Philippe Goupille and X Chevalie and Alain Cantagrel and Thierry Conrozier and Philippe Ravaud and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Liot{\'e}},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  year={2001},
  volume={68 6},
  pages={504-9}
}
The optimal management of pyogenic discitis is not agreed on. No randomized clinical trials of short-course or oral antibiotic regimens have been published to date. To shed light on this issue, we reviewed the management of patients admitted for pyogenic discitis to one of 12 networked rheumatology departments. In this cross-sectional observational study, each department included the first ten patients admitted starting in January 1997 for treatment of pyogenic discitis. One hundred ten… CONTINUE READING