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Procalcitonin –Vital Tool to Differentiate Septic Progression of Spondylodiscitis from Drug Hypersensitivity: A Case Report and Brief Review of Literature

Learning Point of the Article: Pro-calcitonin proves to be vital tool to differentiate between acute septic spondylodiscitis and drug hypersensitivity. Case Report | Volume 10 | Issue 2 | JOCR March – April 2020 | Page 73-75 | Saurabh Kapoor, Akshay D Gadiya, Fahid T Rasul, David Bell. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2020.v10.i02.1704 Authors: Saurabh Kapoor[1], Akshay D Gadiya[1], Fahid T Rasul[2], David Bell[2] [1]Center for Spinal...

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Parvimonas micra Spondylodiscitis: A Case Report and Systematic Review of the Literature

Learning Point of the Article: Spinal infections caused by Parvimonas micra are rare, but can be successfully treated according to the guidelines for spinal infection. Case Report | Volume 8 | Issue 5 | JOCR September – October 2018 | Page 67-71| D C van Duijvenbode, J W P Kuiper, R M Holewijn, A Stadhouder. DOI: 10.13107/jocr.2250-0685.1216 Authors: D C van Duijvenbode[1], J W P Kuiper[1], R M Holewijn[1], A...

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Mycobacteria Intracellulare Spondylodiscitis Presenting as Progressive Consecutive Vertebral Sclerosis: A Case Report

Learning Points for this Article: Spondylodisicits caused by NTM is rare and often missed. High degree of suspicion is required. It can present as progressive consecutive vertebral body sclerosis. If required, open biopsy should be done to procure adequate samples for diagnosis. Prolong culture techniques are required to grow the organism. Case Report | Volume 7 | Issue 6 | JOCR November – December 2017 | Page 89-92| Kunal...

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