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Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15;61(6):e26-46. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ482. Epub 2015 Jul 29.

2015 Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis in Adults.

Author information

1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon.
3
Division of Infectious Diseases, Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wisconsin.
4
Section of Infectious Diseases and Center for Prostheses Infection, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
5
Division of Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
6
Department of Infectious Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.
7
Department of Infectious Diseases, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
8
Department of Internal Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
9
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
10
Division of Spine Radiology, Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin.
11
Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Abstract

These guidelines are intended for use by infectious disease specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with native vertebral osteomyelitis (NVO). They include evidence and opinion-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of patients with NVO treated with antimicrobial therapy, with or without surgical intervention.

KEYWORDS:

Staphylococcus aureus; discitis; osteomyelitis; spine infection; spondylodiscitis

PMID:
26229122
DOI:
10.1093/cid/civ482
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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