Intramedullary abscess of the spinal cord in children: a case report and review of the literature

Jakub K Simon, Jorge A Lazareff, Michael J Diament, William A Kennedy
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2003, 22 (2): 186-92
A case report of an intramedullary spinal cord abscess in a 13-month-old boy and a review of relevant existing pediatric literature is presented. Thirty-eight cases of pediatric intramedullary spinal cord abscess are analyzed for presenting signs and symptoms, microbiology of isolated organisms, surgical intervention, antibiotic administration and outcome. The most significant variable on outcome is timely surgical intervention, followed by appropriate antibiotic administration.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.