Guidelines
Discitis

Discitis

Discitis

UNLESS PATIENT IS UNSTABLE, OBTAIN CULTURES BEFORE ADMINISTERING ANTIBIOTICS

Common Pathogens

  • S.aureus
  • Streptococci
  • Aerobic gram negative bacilli
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Brucella spp.
  • Candida spp.

Empiric Therapy

If patient stable, obtain cultures prior to antibiotics

OR

PLUS

OR

Duration

Recommended duration of therapy is 6 weeks