spinal cord abscess
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spinal cord abscessNeurology A gob of pus, usually in the epidural space, causing spinal cord compression Etiology Staphylococcus spp spread through bone and meninges; rarely also, fungal, TB Risk factors Skin abscesses, bacteremia, back injury or trauma, lumbar puncture, back surgery, any of which may cause osteomyelitis
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