Diskospondylitis ( spondylitis and vertebral osteomyleitis ). 7/27/09 Trisha J. Oura. Review of Definitions. Physitis Skeletally immature Possible collapse of vertebral body, spinal abnormalities Spondylitis Vertebral bone Direct innoculation Diskitis Intervertebral disk only
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Diskospondylitis(spondylitis and vertebral osteomyleitis)
Trisha J. Oura
* usually no differentiation between diskitis and diskospondylitis in vet med
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**Radiographic findings DO NOT correlated well with clinical disease**
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