Spondylodiscitis is an infectious disease that involves two contiguous vertebrae and the interposed disc; it affects children in the first years of life when the local vascularization is characterized by the persistence of connecting vessels. It is a rarity and the fact that it can present in different ways often leads to a severe diagnostic delay. Starting from four clinical cases of spondylodiscitis, the paper aims at underlining several peculiarities of the disease in order to convey some take-home messages to diagnose it and treat it correctly.
|Translated title of the contribution||Spondylodiscitis 2016: Learning from clinical cases|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Medico e Bambino|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health