Spontaneous pyogenic facet joint infection.

  title={Spontaneous pyogenic facet joint infection.},
  author={Javier Narv{\'a}ez and Joan Miquel Nolla and Jos{\'e} Antonio Narv{\'a}ez and Laura Mart{\'i}nez-Carnicero and Eugenia de Lama and Carmen G{\'o}mez-Vaquero and O Sim{\'o}n Murillo and J. Boix Valverde and Javier Ariza},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={35 5},
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical features, approaches to management, and outcome of spontaneous pyogenic facet joint infection (PFJI) in adults. PATIENTS AND METHODS Case series of 10 adults with microbiologically proven PFJI diagnosed during a 10-year period in a teaching hospital, plus a review of 32 additional cases previously reported (PubMed 1972 to 2003). Patients with prior spinal instrumentation or surgery and injection drug users were excluded. Only cases that were sufficiently… CONTINUE READING


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