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Medical and Surgical Management of Pyogenic and Nonpyogenic Spondylodiscitis: Part III

Skaf, Ghassan S. M.D.; Fehlings, Michael G. M.D., Ph.D.; Bouclaous, Carmel H. M.S.

Category: Spinal infections
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Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathogenesis and epidemiology of spinal tuberculosis.
  2. Explain the clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and different radiographic evaluation modalities with spinal tuberculosis.
  3. Define a detailed differential diagnosis in spinal infections.

Describe the pathogenesis and epidemiology of spinal tuberculosis.Explain the clinical presentation, laboratory findings, and different radiographic evaluation modalities with spinal tuberculosis.Define a detailed differential diagnosis in spinal infections. This article is the third in a four-part series.

Dr. Skaf is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Ms. Bouclaous is Clinical Department Administrator, Division of Neurosurgery, American University of Beirut, Bliss Street, P.O. Box 113-6044, Beirut, Lebanon, E-mail: gskaf@aub.edu.lb; and Dr. Fehlings is Professor of Surgery, Division of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, The Toronto Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

Editor: Ali F. Krisht, M.D.*

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Assistant Editor: Cargill Alleyne, Jr., M.D.*

Production Assistant: Ronalda Williams

Editorial Board:

Ossama Al-Mefty, M.D.

Evandro De Oliveira, M.D.

Curtis A. Dickman, M.D.

Rudolph Fahlbusch, M.D.

John Fox, M.D.

Allan Friedman, M.D.

Douglas Kondziolka, M.D.

Mark Linskey, M.D.

Tom Origitano, M.D.

Glenn Pait, M.D.

Kalmon Post, M.D.

Chandra Sen, M.D.

Robert Solomon, M.D.

Martin Weiss, M.D.

Gazi YasÂ,argil, M.D.

* Dr. Krisht and Dr. Alleyne have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity.

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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