L5/S1 endplate osteomyelitis/discitis with epidural abscess
Low back pain for 2 weeks, fever of 38.5C, CRP >400
MRI lumbar spine
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Classic case of left anterior endplate osteomyelitis at L5 that has entered the L5/S1 disc space and then into the epidural space, extrinsically compressing the thecal sac as well as anteriorly into the prevertebral soft tissue.