Stuart Bagatell, Author at Gastroenterology Advisor

Stuart Bagatell

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Vertebral osteomyelitis and discitis

Vertebral osteomyelitis I. What every physician needs to know. Osteomyelitis, an infection of bone, is usually caused by pyogenic bacteria and mycobacteria. Microorganisms can enter the bone by hematogenous dissemination, by spread from a contiguous focus of infection, or by a penetrating wound. Trauma, ischemia, and foreign bodies enhance the susceptibility of bone to microbial…

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