Pediatric Spinal Infection and Inflammation

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Inflammatory and infectious disorders of the spine in children are less common than in adults, and are usually categorized according to location into (1) those predominantly affecting the spinal cord; (2) those predominantly affecting the nerve roots and meninges; and (3) those predominantly affecting the vertebrae, discs, and epidural space. Disorders primitively involving the spinal cord may be grouped into 2 basic categories: (1) inflammatory (represented by acute transverse myelopathy) and (2) infectious (ie, bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic). Inflammatory spinal cord diseases are more common than primitive spinal cord infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-191
Number of pages19
JournalNeuroimaging Clinics of North America
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Pediatrics
  • Spine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)


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