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Infected Disk in the Spine. Part 2

Other types of bacteria can cause this infection. Intravenous drug users sometimes get infection with Pseudomonas, a group of bacteria that is particularly difficult to treat. Vertebral osteomyelitis can also follow urinary and prostate infections, particularly in the elderly. Mycobacterium tuberculosis can cause vertebral osteomyelitis, a syndrome known as Pott’s disease.

Infected Disk in the Spine. Part 1

Q.How can a person get an infection of a disk space in the spine?

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A.The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, and disks that separate them. Much more blood supplies the disks than the bones themselves.