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What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
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In brief: Paralysis

It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord.
The paralysis in this case would be permanent.

In brief: Paralysis

It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord.
The paralysis in this case would be permanent.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Kareen Velez
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Functional loss

Depending on the level where the osteomyelitis occurs, patient's can have paralysis of loss of function below the level of osteomyelitis.
Since most cases of osteomyelitis occur at the thoracic or lumbar region, patients develop paraplegia. Loss of bladder and bowel function may also occur.

In brief: Functional loss

Depending on the level where the osteomyelitis occurs, patient's can have paralysis of loss of function below the level of osteomyelitis.
Since most cases of osteomyelitis occur at the thoracic or lumbar region, patients develop paraplegia. Loss of bladder and bowel function may also occur.
Dr. Kareen Velez
Dr. Kareen Velez
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