Pyogenic discitis in adolescence: a case report and review of the literature

Eldin E. Karaikovic, Worawat Limthongkul, Thomas Hearty, Steven Goldberg

Abstract


Back pain in adolescents can have many underlying reasons. Even though discitis is an uncommon condition, health care professionals should suspect discitis in children and adolescents with back pain with or without a history of trauma. With early diagnosi

Keywords


Pyogenic discitis; Adolescence

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