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Disease Discitis

Name Discitis
Synonyms Discitides | Diskitides | Diskitis | Spondylodiscitides | Spondylodiscitis | Spondylodiskitides | Spondylodiskitis
Definition Inflammation of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC or disk space which may lead to disk erosion. Until recently, discitis has been defined as a nonbacterial inflammation and has been attributed to aseptic processes (e.g., chemical reaction to an injected substance). However, recent studies provide evidence that infection may be the initial cause, but perhaps not the promoter, of most cases of discitis. Discitis has been diagnosed in patients following discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, paravertebral injection, and obstetrical epidural anesthesia. Discitis following chemonucleolysis (especially with chymopapain) is attributed to chemical reaction by some and to introduction of microorganisms by others.
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Musculoskeletal disease
MeSH® ID D015299
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Infection Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases, Infectious Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Spondylitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Discitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases, Infectious Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Spondylitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Discitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesMusculoskeletal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bone Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Spinal Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Spondylitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Discitis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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