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Cauda equina syndrome is caused by compression or injury to the nerve roots distal to the level of the spinal cord. This syndrome presents as low back pain, motor and sensory deficits in the lower extremities, and bladder as well as bowel dysfunction. Acute cauda equina syndrome presenting in an immunocompetent patient is usually due to a prolapse of the intervertebral disc. Although various etiologies of cauda equina syndrome have been reported, a less common cause is infection. Casedoi:10.22271/ortho.2017.v3.i1a.06 fatcat:3iswljpgwrdnvj6cfoktjhcmd4