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22 January 2021: Articles

A 64-Year-Old Man with Low Back Pain Due to Lumbar Discitis

Unknown etiology

Harshil Bhatt E* , Sandeep Singh E

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.928014

Am J Case Rep 2021; 22:e928014

Table 3. Main features of published Clostridium perfringens discitis cases.

AuthorsSexAge (years)Disc levelRisk factorsPresentationBlood cultureNeedle biopsy
Lotte et al. []1 F83L4/L5Nil gastrointestinal pathology on CTChronic lumbar back pain over 6 monthsNegativePositive
Caudron et al. []2 F79L4/L5Colonic diverticulosisLow back pain over 2 monthsNegativePositive
Bednar []3 M68L4/L5Laminotomy, discotomyAcute back pain over 6 weeksPositivePositive
Pate and Katz []4 F62L3/L4Diverticular diseaseLow back pain over 6 weeksPositiveNegative after 3 days of antibiotics
Beguiristain et al. []5 M33L1/L2No obvious risk factorsLow back pain over 7 daysNot completedPositive
Seller et al. []6 M64L5No obvious risk factorsLow back pain, urinary retention, and an inability to walkPositiveUnknown
Yong and Lam []7 M80T10/T11bacteremiaBack pain over 5 weeksPositiveNegative

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