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Often benign, self-limited inflammatory process of an intervertebral disk
>50% of the cases occur in children <4 years of age.
- Peak incidence is between 0 and 2 years of age.
- Second peak: >10 years
- Probably of infectious etiology by an indolent organism
- Usually none identified; occasionally, Staphylococcus aureus, Moraxella, or the Enterobacteriaceae are cultured.
Idiopathic, infectious, or traumatic
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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Diskitis." Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics, 7th ed., Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14166/all/Diskitis.
Diskitis. In: Cabana MD, ed. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. 7th ed. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14166/all/Diskitis. Accessed June 16, 2019.
Diskitis. (2015). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14166/all/Diskitis
Diskitis [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. Select 5-Minute Pediatrics Topics. Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. [cited 2019 June 16]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Select-5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/14166/all/Diskitis.
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