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Vertebral osteomyelitis (plain radiograph)

The disc space is narrowed; the endplates of the vertebral bodies are sclerotic and indistinct. Additional vertebral body sclerosis and bony spurring suggests this is a chronic process.

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Associated Disorders

  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Intravenous drug abuse
  • Paraplegia
  • Spinal cord infarction
  • Spinal discitis
  • Spinal osteomyelitis
  • Spine trauma
  • Tetraplegia