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A 61--year--old man presented with high fever, and severe back and abdominal pain following transrectal ultrasonography (TRUS)--guided prostate biopsy. Diagnosis of spondylodiscitis and psoas abscesses was made based on MRI images of the lumbar tract of the spine. Six--month broad--spectrum antibiotic treatment and immobilization with a girdle overcame the disease without any relapse at the 1--year follow--up. Spondylodiscitis after TRUS--guided prostate biopsy is a rare event, which is not yetdoi:10.12890/2014_000019 fatcat:q2ghrowm4vgphgymgfbnmjse3i