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Disc infection

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Infection of a intervertebral disc presents with severe back pain.

Infective agents are usually obscure:

  • brucella
  • micrococci
  • fungi

Treatment with appropriate antibiotics may be effective.

Failure to respond is an indication for surgical exploration and spinal fusion.

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