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Old 07-05-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Several years ago I was diagnosed with Vertebral Osteomylitis Septic Discitis.I had a Staph Infection within 2 Discs in my spine.It was MSSA which was easily treated.I took several high powered broad spectrum Antibiotics for months and also took Rifadin for TB.I was told it was Chronic that it could return in days,weeks,months or years.OK what stumps me about having such a nasty infection is:I've never used or abused illicit drugs nor have I shot up drugs using dirty needles.I don't have Tuberculosis and am healthy and clean.Every TB skin test I've had prior to this infection were negative.How is it possible for a healthy individual to get a nasty Chronic infection?Something I brought up with one of my Physicians is the fact that several days to a week before my spine started hurting I had my annual Pap at the local Hlth Dept.He told me it was not possible to get an infection from that cavity.I disagree it had to come from somewhere.I never ran a high temp the entire time I had the infection and my SED rate exceeded 100 it should have been 15.Your thoughts anyone?

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