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Spinal Abscess In Children
Pain: Having a spinal abscess is associated with severe back pain, neurologic deterioration, fevers, chills, sweats, and elevated temperature. Of course, if surgery was performed there may be wound issues, such as drainage or dehissence. There are also lab work abnormalities that are associated with a spinal abscess. If suspected, I would recommend calling your doctor and consider visiting the er. ...Read more
Through the blood: Spinal abscess may occur after surgery but most commonly are caused by bacteria that gets into the blood from another source. It requires aggressive treatment with powerful antibiotics and often will require urgent surgery to prevent damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots. ...Read more
Surgery was for a spinal abscess. Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever.besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.
Antibiotics: Besides surgery, you need antibiotics and modifiy your antibiotics according the culture sensitivity. I recommend antibiotics use in this situation be guided by an infectious specialist. CRP and ESR elevation are reactive to infection. It will take a while for them to come down. ...Read more
There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include:
1. Infection in another location that spreads to the spine (for example — a bladder or kidney infection that then spreads to the spine via the veins)
2. Recent spinal surgery
3. Patient with a compromised immune system (diabetics, smokers, patients with cancer, hiv/aids, patients needing dialysis). ...Read more
Very unlikely: In individuals with normal immune function.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Not possible. Ignoring it can lead to more massive infection and be dangerous. ...Read more
Male 24, weight100 kg, height 5.5, veggie, had spinal tb before 3yrs with abscess in spine,3 hrs of tingling in palms before 2 days, pls suggest?
Tuberculosis: You need to see a doctor and be fully re-evaluated ASAP. This may be recurrence of infection, or alterations in spinal alignment with pressure on nerve endings, or something possibly totally unconnected to your prior TB. Do not wait. Get this taken care of before it becomes permanent. ...Read more
Yes: If they live long enough and have enough physical strength. This is a family of cruel diseases of widely variable severity. ...Read more
Protruding spinal disc for almost a year, intense pain daily. Female, 32, four children. Married. High dose painkillers! Can surgery stop the pain!?
Totally different: Mumps is a viral infection of the large salivary glands (parotid glands) in your cheeks and will cause swollen cheeks. A dental abscess is the result of an infection in a tooth and will result in swelling of the gum next to the tooth. Left untreated a dental abscess can eventually cause additional swelling in the cheek and/or neck. Your child should be seen by their pediatric dentist asap. ...Read more
Is aptheous ulcers in children linked with abcesses on gums on a 10-year-old girl like her pediatric consultant has said?
Aphthous ulcers: It's hard to comment on your question because first, we cannot examine your child and secondly we can't be 100% sure exactly why your "pediatric consultant" actually said. Even intelligent, loving individuals sometimes don't hear and repeat everything accurately. The cause of true aphthous ulcers is not fully understood. It most likely is related to a combination of stress and local irritation. ...Read more
Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more
I get bad abscesses in my inner buttcheek up to 3@ time and it’s only blood/popped and days later I get them again same area been going on for a while?
Staph? Hidradenitis?: This could be recurent boils etc due to staph, strep, or other bacteria. Another possibility is hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory conditions that behaves a lot like infection but antibiotics don't help. Discuss with your doctor -- or perhaps see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more