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2021 May 26

World J Clin Cases



Postoperative pain due to an occult spinal infection: A case report.


Kerckhove M F V, Fiere V, Vieira T D, Bahroun S, Szadkowski M, d'Astorg H
World J Clin Cases. 2021 May 26; 9(15):3637-3643.
PMID: 34046463.


A high degree of vigilance is warranted for a spinal infection, particularly in a patient who has undergone an invasive procedure such as a spinal injection. The average delay in diagnosing a spinal infection is 2-4 mo. In our patient, the diagnosis of a spinal infection was delayed by 1.5 mo.