Spinal infections. Diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Spinal infections. Diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Richard Weisz and Thomas J. Errico},
  journal={Bulletin (Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York, N.Y.))},
  volume={59 1},
Spinal infections encompass a broad spectrum of pathology. Any element of the spine, the vertebrae, disks, surrounding soft tissues, potential spaces, or the cord itself may be involved solely, or more commonly, in combination. Staphylococcus aureus is the organism most frequently found, with Gram negative bacteria often cited in association with infections of the urinary tract and in intravenous drug abusers. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for optimal outcomes. In some cases, the… CONTINUE READING