Spinal epidural abscess after corticosteroid injections

South Med J. 2002 Jul;95(7):772-4.


Although spinal epidural abscess is uncommon, its incidence is likely to rise with increasing use of epidural injections for the control of lower back pain. We report a case of spinal epidural abscess after epidural steroid injection. The abscess resolved with conservative medical management.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / administration & dosage*
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / adverse effects
  • Aged
  • Back Pain / drug therapy
  • Epidural Abscess / etiology*
  • Epidural Abscess / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Spinal / adverse effects*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Osteomyelitis / etiology


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones