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Diabetic, spine infection, pain. What could cause this?

HI. History: Diabetic with enlarged spleen and cirrosis of liver (due to diabetes ). I cut my hand over 8 months ago and was treated with antibiotics and all went well. Now I have extremely low white cell count. They discovered an infection in my spine after 4 months of pain issues. We thought it was a muscle or a disc in the spine. What could cause this? the hospital has not been able to make the sample grow to determine the infection I have.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are a wide range of possible infections that can affect the spine. Infections can be due to viruses, bacteria or fungi.

Unfortunately the only way to determine which organism is present is by culture of a specimen in the lab.

Till they determine the exact organism you may be covered by a medication that has a wide range of action or broad spectrum.

I hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 5 Sep 2013
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