Septic Discitis.

@article{Mccain1981SepticD,
  title={Septic Discitis.},
  author={G. A. Mccain and Manfred Harth and David A. Bell and T F Disney and Tammy Austin and Edward D. Ralph},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1981},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={100-9}
}
The clinical and laboratory findings in 15 patients with septic discitis are reported. The clinical picture was that of a sub-acute illness characterized by back pain, spinous process tenderness, and sciatic nerve root irritation. There was a considerable delay from clinical presentation to diagnosis (average 14 wk). The erythrocyte sedimentation rate was the most useful diagnostic laboratory blood test and the best indicator of disease activity. The relative value of plain radiographs… CONTINUE READING

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