Korean J Spine.  2017 Jun;14(2):27-34. 10.14245/kjs.2017.14.2.27.

Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis: Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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  • 1Neuro-Oncology Clinic, National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea.
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Spine Center, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea. hyunsj@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis (PVO) may result in neurological deficits and sequelae, so early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are critical. Many previous studies on PVO exist, but our paper has aimed to comprehensively summarize the clinical aspects of PVO. Through review of the vast literature on the clinical research of PVO an overview of the clinical characteristics, diagnostic methods, treatment and prognosis is provided.

Keyword

Pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis; Causative organism; Diagnosis; Antibiotic treatment; Prognosis
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