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Discitis
Julia Alegría, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Spondylodiscitis
              • Diskitis
            • Definitions

              • Disc space infection that characteristically involves adjacent vertebral bodies

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Muscara JD et al: Diskitis 2020
                                        2. Johnson SM et al: Imaging of acute low back pain. Radiol Clin North Am. 57(2):397-413, 2019
                                        3. Shenoy K et al: Discitis in adults. JBJS Rev. 6(6):e6, 2018
                                        4. Dunbar JA et al: The MRI appearances of early vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis. Clin Radiol. 65(12):974-81, 2010
                                        5. Hillen TJ et al: Multidetector CT scan in the evaluation of chest pain of nontraumatic musculoskeletal origin. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):185-91, 2010
                                        6. Hong SH et al: MR imaging assessment of the spine: infection or an imitation? Radiographics. 29(2):599-612, 2009
                                        7. An HS et al: Spinal infections: diagnostic tests and imaging studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 444:27-33, 2006
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Pathology

                                                • Clinical Issues

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Spondylodiscitis
                                                    • Diskitis
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Disc space infection that characteristically involves adjacent vertebral bodies

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • MR Findings

                                                          • Imaging Recommendations

                                                            • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Muscara JD et al: Diskitis 2020
                                                                              2. Johnson SM et al: Imaging of acute low back pain. Radiol Clin North Am. 57(2):397-413, 2019
                                                                              3. Shenoy K et al: Discitis in adults. JBJS Rev. 6(6):e6, 2018
                                                                              4. Dunbar JA et al: The MRI appearances of early vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis. Clin Radiol. 65(12):974-81, 2010
                                                                              5. Hillen TJ et al: Multidetector CT scan in the evaluation of chest pain of nontraumatic musculoskeletal origin. Radiol Clin North Am. 48(1):185-91, 2010
                                                                              6. Hong SH et al: MR imaging assessment of the spine: infection or an imitation? Radiographics. 29(2):599-612, 2009
                                                                              7. An HS et al: Spinal infections: diagnostic tests and imaging studies. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 444:27-33, 2006