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Fig. 3 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Fig. 3

From: The correlation between follow-up MRI findings and laboratory results in pyogenic spondylodiscitis

Fig. 3

A patient with spondylodiscitis at L4–5 (culture (−), follow-up interval 44 days). T2-weighted (left), T1-weighted (middle), and contrast-enhanced fat suppressed T1-weighted images (right) of the spine. Comparing contrast-enhanced fat suppressed T1-weighted sagittal (upper) and axial (lower) images of baseline (a) and follow-up (b), bone findings worsened (arrow heads) and soft tissue findings improved (arrows). The disc height change was equivocal. CRP was resolved (24.4 to 3.41 mg/L [0.0–5.0]) and ESR was resolving (44 to 39 mm/hr. [0–15]) at baseline and follow-up, respectively

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