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Discitis versus vertebral osteomyelitis

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The clinical distinction between discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis may be difficult or impossible. Data from 50 children treated at the children's hospital in Houston, Texas between 1980 and 1998 have been reviewed (Marisol Fernandez and colleagues. Pediatrics2000;105: 1299–304).  Of the 50 children, 36 had …

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