International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

2021, Volume 7 Issue 1

Clinical profile of patients with Non-Tuberculous spondylodicitis: A retroprospective comparative study

Author(s): Dr. Rohith Reddy Kasam, Dr. K Tarun Rao, Dr. Vemula Sandeep, Dr. Dodda Prasad Reddy and Dr. Mohd S Mudabbir
Abstract: Pyogenic spondylodiscitis (PS) is more common in patients aged over 50 years and it represents only 1-2% of bone infectionsin pediatric age. The incidence has been rising through the combined effect of an increase in the susceptible population (immunosuppressed and ageing population), intravenous drug use, rise in healthcare-associated infection, spinal surgery and improved ascertainment, due to better diagnosis. Of 173 patients, 15 patients with incomplete follow-up, incomplete radiographic data and 7 patients with inconclusive etiological diagnosis were also excluded. The remaining 151 patients formed the basis of the study. Mean duration of symptoms was 6 weeks in NTS and 14 weeks in TS. Back ache is the most common clinical feature seen in all patients (100%). Fever in NTS (71.1%) and deformity in TS (34.3%) were 2nd most common clinical features respectively. Neurological deficits and symptoms (radiculopathy/parasthesias) were present in 30.3% of TS and 21.1% of NTS.
Pages: 215-218  |  117 Views  3 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rohith Reddy Kasam, Dr. K Tarun Rao, Dr. Vemula Sandeep, Dr. Dodda Prasad Reddy, Dr. Mohd S Mudabbir. Clinical profile of patients with Non-Tuberculous spondylodicitis: A retroprospective comparative study. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(1):215-218. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i1d.2481
International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences