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Could tetraplegia be caused by discitis, osteomyelitis, and epidural abscess?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If it is in the cervical (neck) region.

In brief: Yes

If it is in the cervical (neck) region.
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

Certainly all three of those entities can cause tetraplegia.

In brief: Yes

Certainly all three of those entities can cause tetraplegia.
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Any of those conditions as well as others can cause tetraplegia.

In brief: Yes

Any of those conditions as well as others can cause tetraplegia.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology

In brief: Quadraplegia

Can be caused by anything that will interrupt the electrical activity (conduction) of the nerves.
The above problems are due to infections of various areas near and around the spinal cord that can compress the cord and disrupt the flow along the nerve causing paralysis. The location determines where one is paraplegic (lower extremities) or quad (both upper and lower extremities).

In brief: Quadraplegia

Can be caused by anything that will interrupt the electrical activity (conduction) of the nerves.
The above problems are due to infections of various areas near and around the spinal cord that can compress the cord and disrupt the flow along the nerve causing paralysis. The location determines where one is paraplegic (lower extremities) or quad (both upper and lower extremities).
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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