Infectious spondylodiscitis: Magnetic resonance imaging in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients

Vincenzo Schininà, Elisa Busi Rizzi, Laura Rovighi, Gabriella De Carli, Vincenzo David, Corrado Bibbolino

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Abstract

Objective: We retrospectively reviewed 21 infections of the spine to correlate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with etiology of spondylodiscitis according to HIV status. Conclusion: MRI allowed the differentiation between tuberculous and pyogenic spondylodiscitis in the chronic stage. Typical findings were not observed in HIV+ as compared with HIV- patients, either concerning etiology or characteristic features of the spondylodiscitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-367
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • HIV infection
  • MRI
  • Spine infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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