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The infected spine

Jeremy Fairbank

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003018

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The infected spine

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TB is the most common spine infection worldwide

In the developed world, staphylococcal infections are more frequent

Untreated these infections can cause paralysis or even death.

Chapter.  4475 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Infectious Diseases

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