What is the diagnostic algorithm of patients with suspected hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis? Is the algorithm different for patients with tuberculosis (TB)?

Authors: Barrett Woods, Maja Babic

RECOMMENDATION: We support the diagnostic algorithm for suspected hematogenous vertebral osteomyelitis per Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2015. Diagnostic algorithm is not different for patients with TB.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Moderate

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 87%, Disagree: 6%, Abstain: 7% (Super Majority, Strong Consensus)

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