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A comparison of the diagnostic value of MRI and

Infection (2016-06-19)
Carolijn Smids, Ilse J E Kouijzer, Fidel J Vos, Tom Sprong, Allard J F Hosman, Jacky W J de Rooy, Erik H J G Aarntzen, Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei, Wim J G Oyen, Chantal P Bleeker-Rovers
ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of From January 2006 to August 2013 patients with a clinical suspicion of spondylodiscitis, with an infection, or with fever of unknown origin were retrospectively included if Sixty-eight patients were included of whom 49 patients were diagnosed with spondylodiscitis. MRI showed an overall sensitivity of 67 % and specificity of 84 %. Diagnostic accuracy was 58 %, when MRI was performed within 2 weeks after the start of symptoms and improved to 82 %, when performed more than 2 weeks after onset of symptoms. As compared to MRI,

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Indole-3-butyric acid potassium salt, suitable for plant cell culture, BioReagent