The authors present a case of spontaneous discitis in a 1-year-old female who presented with fever and limping gait. The erythrocyte sediment rate was increased. The roentgenograms revealed normal appearnce, and radioactive bne scan showed increased uptake at the affected level. Discitis should be considered in any child with limping gait or leg pain, refusal to walk, or abdominal pain. Early recognition may avoid unnecessary diagnotic and treatment procedures.