Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders of the Spine

  • Mauricio Castillo
  • Paolo Tortori-Donati


Inflammatory and infectious disorders of the spine are less common in children than in adults. The most common infectious spinal disorder in children is bacterial meningitis, which generally does not require imaging studies and is diagnosed and treated on a clinical and physical examination basis. In bacterial meningitis, imaging studies are reserved for patients suspected of harboring complications from the disease.


Spinal Cord Nerve Root Bacterial Meningitis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Epidural Abscess 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauricio Castillo
    • 1
  • Paolo Tortori-Donati
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina School of Medicine ChapelHillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pediatric NeuroradiologyG. Gaslini Children’s Research HospitalGenoaItaly

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