Tag: Spondylodiscitis

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

    Ankylosing Spondylitis

    * Also called ankylosing spondylitis. It affects mainly men (3 of 4) begins in the subject young between 18 and 30 years. Can begun in children from 8 years. More rarely in the elderly. The presence of radiographic signs such as bilateral sacroiliitis or syndesmophytes is an element of certainty (HLA B27 is only a…

  • Spondyloarthropathy

    Spondyloarthropathy

    1- Reactive arthritis: * These are mono or trace aseptic arthritis following an episode of infection or genital tract which they are separated by 3 weeks to 1 month * The germs are usually responsible: Yersinia enterocolitica, Shigella flexneri, Salmonella enteritidis, Campylobacter jejuni (digestive front door); Chlamydia trachomatis and Ureaplasma urealyticum in case of genital…

  • Bacterial Spondylodiscitis

    Bacterial Spondylodiscitis

    * The diagnosis should be considered in any acute or sub-acute pain of the spine with segmental stiffness and a fortiori associated fever or an inflammatory syndrome. * Plain x-rays may be normal at the beginning justifying the action, in emergencies, MRI. * Germ Research is essential -> disc biopsy (if bacteriological investigation after removal…