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Discitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Discitis
Tree Number(s)
C01.160.762.301
C05.116.165.762.301
C05.116.900.853.500
Unique ID
D015299
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015299
Annotation
coord IM with specific vertebrae (IM)
Scope Note
Inflammation of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC or disk space which may lead to disk erosion. Until recently, discitis has been defined as a nonbacterial inflammation and has been attributed to aseptic processes (e.g., chemical reaction to an injected substance). However, recent studies provide evidence that infection may be the initial cause, but perhaps not the promoter, of most cases of discitis. Discitis has been diagnosed in patients following discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, paravertebral injection, and obstetrical epidural anesthesia. Discitis following chemonucleolysis (especially with chymopapain) is attributed to chemical reaction by some and to introduction of microorganisms by others.
Entry Term(s)
Diskitis
Spondylodiscitis
Spondylodiskitis
Previous Indexing
Intervertebral Disk (1966-1988)
Spinal Diseases (1966-1988)
Spondylitis (1966-1988)
Public MeSH Note
89
History Note
89
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/05/26
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Discitis Preferred
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