Peak incidence is between 0 ...
Uncomfortable, irritable child
Refusal to walk
Back or abdominal pain
Symptoms of short duration prior to presentation
Usually, rigid posture and pain elicited on moveme...
Usually quite responsive to NSAIDs
Toddlers are usually treated with antibiotics for S. aureus and Kingella.
When to expect improvement: Most patients are asymptomatic in 6 to 8 weeks.
Signs to watch for:
Recurrence of symptoms due to reactivation of the ...
Arthurs OJ, Gomez AC, Heinz P, et al. The toddler refusing to weight-bear: a revised imaging guide from a case series. Emerg Med J. 2009;26(11):797–801. [View Abstract on Ovid...
722.90 Other and unspecified disc disorder, unspecified region
722.93 Other and unspecified disc disorder, lumbar region
722.91 Other and unspecified disc disorder, cervical region
Q: When are a biopsy and tissue culture indicated?
A: If there is bony destruction of adjacent vertebral bodies, if clinical course is prolonged or recurrent, or if the lesion mimics a tumor
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