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Figure 2: (A) 71-year-old male presented with history of neck pain and numbness in the hands for 1 month. There was altered signal intensity on T1 W, T2 W images (a and b) with enhancement on postcontrast T1W (c) involving C, 7 vertebral bodies and C6-7 intervertebral disc. Blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. (B) A 37-year-old lady with Cushing's disease (adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH] secreting giant pituitary adenoma) who had been on therapeutic medication with steroids presented with fever and low back pain. T1, T2 sagittal MRI (a and b) showed edema in the L2 vertebral body with air/gas, which was hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2 images (small red arrow). STIR (c) showed hyperintensity within L2 vertebral body and heterogeneous signal of abscesses in bilateral psoas with air/gas (blue arrows). CT (d and g) confirmed the air/gas in the vertebra (small red arrow), psoas abscess (long blue arrow) and also showed generalized decreased density of the bones. Postcontrast T1 MRI of the brain (e) demonstrated pituitary adenoma (yellow arrow). Blood culture confirmed the diagnosis of brucellar spondylodiscitis

Figure 2: (A) 71-year-old male presented with history of neck pain and numbness in the hands for 1 month. There was altered signal intensity on T1 W, T2 W images (a and b) with enhancement on postcontrast T1W (c) involving C, 7 vertebral bodies and C6-7 intervertebral disc. Blood culture was positive for <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>. (B) A 37-year-old lady with Cushing's disease (adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH] secreting giant pituitary adenoma) who had been on therapeutic medication with steroids presented with fever and low back pain. T1, T2 sagittal MRI (a and b) showed edema in the L2 vertebral body with air/gas, which was hypointense on T1 and hyperintense on T2 images (small red arrow). STIR (c) showed hyperintensity within L2 vertebral body and heterogeneous signal of abscesses in bilateral psoas with air/gas (blue arrows). CT (d and g) confirmed the air/gas in the vertebra (small red arrow), psoas abscess (long blue arrow) and also showed generalized decreased density of the bones. Postcontrast T1 MRI of the brain (e) demonstrated pituitary adenoma (yellow arrow). Blood culture confirmed the diagnosis of brucellar spondylodiscitis