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inflammation of a disk, especially of an intervertebral disk.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Inflammation of an intervertebral disc or disc space often related to infections.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
discitisDiskitis, spondylodiskitis Orthopedics Intervertebral disk/disk space inflammation that may lead to disk erosion Etiology Discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, paravertebral injection, obstetric epidural anesthesia, chymopapain chemonucleolysis, often accompanied by infection
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Nonbacterial inflammation of an intervertebral disc or disc space.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
discitisInflammation of the intervertebral disc space, usually from infection and often with an associated OSTEOMYELITIS of the vertebral body or bodies. Sometimes known as infective sponmdylodiscitis.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005