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Lumbar discitis
  1. A R Date,
  2. R Rooke,
  3. S Sivashankar
  1. Department of Paediatrics, South Manchester University Hospital NHS Trust, Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S Sivashankar
    Department of Paediatrics, Tameside General Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 9RW, UK; Savi.Sivashankar{at}

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A 9 month old, previously healthy boy presented with low grade pyrexia, refusal to sit or stand, and increased irritability. His systemic and neurological examinations were normal. Local examination did not reveal any swelling or tenderness over his spine. His white cell count was normal; C reactive protein and ESR were raised. His blood culture was sterile. Ultrasound scan of the hips was normal. Spine x …

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