Discitis or diskitis is an infection in the intervertebral disc space that affects different age groups. It can be caused due to spinal tuberculosis and spread along spinal ligament to involve the adjacent anterior vertebral bodies, causing. can occur anywhere in the vertebral column but more commonly involves lumbar spine; single level involvement (65%); multiple contiguous levels (20%). Espondilodiscitis tuberculosa con tumoración lumbar. Tuberculous spondylodiskitis with lumbar tumor. María Cristina López-Sáncheza, Gabriela Calvo Arrojoa.

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Rev Chil Infect ; 28 4: Espondilodiskitis caused by Kingella kingae in children: Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago, Chile. Facultad de Medicina IBO. During the last years, spondilodiskitis due to Kingella lumbqr has been a new target of interest, since it is the second agent that causes non tuberculous espondilodiskitis in children, after Staphylococcus aureus.

Discitis – Wikipedia

Its clinical presentation is very inespecific, sometimes with fever, oumbar or lumbar disconfort, nocturnal pain, altered walking and sedestation. Images, culture methods and PCR polymerase chain reaction can be helpful for diagnosis, although in an important percent of the cases, etiology cannot be determined. Although there are no established guidelines for treatment, before the suspicion, empiric antibiotic treatment should be started for good prognosis.


We describe a case of a 3 year old boy, who had this disease and then a review about spondilodiskitis in childhood and microbiological aspects of Kingella kingae.

Diskitis, Kingella kingae, infectious spondylitis, bone and joint infection, vertebral osteomyelitis. Discitis, Kingella kingae, espondilitis infecciosa, infecciones osteoarticulares, osteomielitis vertebral.

En la actualidad, los agentes causantes descritos con mayor frecuencia son Staphylococcus aureus, Kingella kingae y Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Otras causas incluyen M. Los pacientes afectados por tuberculosis deben recibir un tratamiento normado. Se ha descrito resistencia a ciprofloxacina y cotrimoxazol y sensibilidad disminuida a cloxacilina.

Por el momento no hay estudios para establecer un protocolo de tratamiento de las infecciones por K. The toddler refusing to weight-bear: Emerg Med J ; J Am Acad Orthop Surg ; Enferm Infecc Microbiol Clin ; Accedido 18 de diciembre Discitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in children: Espondilodiscitis en la comunidad de Madrid. Anales Pediatr ; Bone and joint infections in children. Pediatr Clin North Am ; Rev Med Chile ; Lew D, Waldvogel F. Musculoskeletal infections in children: J Bone Joint Surg Am ; Spine ; 30 3: Kingella kingae spondylodiscitis in young children: J Child Orthop ; 4: Diskitis in young children.


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Infection and tumors of the lumbwr in children. CT-guided core biopsy of subchondral bone and intervertebral space in suspected spondylodiskitis.

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Espondilofiscitis Chil Infectol ; Nontuberculous spondylodiscitis in children. J Pediatr Orthopaedics ; Infecciones osteoarticulares por Kingella Kingae.

J Microbiol ; Specific real-time polymerase chain reaction places Kingella kingae as the most common cause of osteoarticular infections in young children. Pediatr Infect Dis J ; Erratum in J Clin Microbiol ; 47 9: Molecular diagnosis of Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections by specific real-time PCR assay.

J Med Microbiol ; Isolda Budnik Ojeda isolbudnik gmail. Abstract During the last years, spondilodiskitis due to Kingella kingae has been a new target of interest, since it is the second agent that causes non tuberculous espondilodiskitis in children, after Staphylococcus aureus.