Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of spinal epidural abscess?

Updated: Jul 12, 2018
  • Author: J Stephen Huff, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Other diagnoses to consider include the following:

  • Cervical disk syndromes
  • Lumbosacral disk syndromes
  • Lumbosacral spondylosis
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Intravenous drug use
  • Psoas abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Transverse myelitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Back pain
  • Cat scratch disease [11]

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