SURGICAL DISEASES, TRAUMATOLOGY, ORTHOPEDICS, UROLOGY : THE INFECTIOUS SPONDYLITIS (SPONDYLITIS INFECTIOSА) - etiology, pathogenesis, symptoms and course of, recognition, prediction and prevention
Occurs as a result of infection by hematogenous in the body of the vertebra (relapsing fever, flu, gonorrhea). Characteristic is the destruction of the infectious process of the vertebral body with its subsequent deformation.
Symptoms. Pain, limited mobility of the spine, the change of statics. The beginning of the illness sometimes sharp, sometimes the process develops slowly.
For. Acute sudden the early rapid development process, leading to large changes in the vertebral body, with severe General reaction of the body; often leads to death. In other cases, the disease develops slowly, gradually, the destruction of the vertebral body is negligible or absent entirely. With proper treatment calms down completely.
Complaints about the weakness of the spine, which appeared after an infectious disease, pain and limitation of movements.
Treatment the main source of infection; at first suspected development of infectious spondylitis - full unloading of the spine, rest, plaster bed, penicillin (50 000 units 3 hours intramuscularly). In the stage of remission - rest, bed rest on the hard bed. When calmed down process - active motion physical therapy treatment.