1 Infektionsmedicinsk Klinik, Finsencentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Ortopædkirurgisk Klinik, HovedOrtoCentret Rigshospitalet, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark
a cohort study of 100 cases, 2006-2011
The microbiological diagnosis of infectious spondylodiscitis is often difficult to establish and the disease requires prolonged antibiotic treatment. We analyzed the medical records of 100 patients admitted for infectious spondylodiscitis from 2006 to 2011 with an emphasis on (1) the diagnostic utility of blood cultures and invasive biopsies in the microbiological diagnosis, (2) clinical features differentiating Staphylococcus aureus infections from those with other aetiologies, and (3) evaluation of the outcome of the antimicrobial therapy.
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2013, Vol 45, Issue 6, p. 417-24