Bacteria that infect the spine usually originate in other parts of
the body and are carried to the spine through the bloodstream. But
bacteria can enter the spine directly during surgery or injection treatments,
as the result of injury, or as a result of IV drug use.
It is possible that the main title of the report Meningitis, Bacterial is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.