Spondylodiscitis Challenging Diagnosis in Immune Competent Child: A Case Report.
Author(s): Rana H Almaghrabi, Yameen A, Al Matawah, Abdulrahman M. Bin Hussain and Abdulrahman AlnemriRana H Almaghrabi, Yameen A, Al Matawah, Abdulrahman M. Bin Hussain and Abdulrahman Alnemri
Spondylodiscitis, a combination of spondylitis and discitis, is an infection of the spine that involves the intervertebral disc and the vertebral body. Patients presented with little specific symptoms and suspicion for diagnosis is required. This report aimed to describe a female child patient with spondylodiscitis and to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic tools of such patient. This report recorded 2 year-old female child presented by fever, pain associated with standing and sitting, and 10 days history of refusal to walk in Prince Sultan Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Laboratory investigations as well as hip and knee ultrasound showed no abnormalities. However, and hip and lower back Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) showed evidence of abnormal hyper intensity with enhancement of the bone marrow involving the vertebral bodies and adjacent end.. Read More»
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