An Ominous Cause of Back Pain: Vertebral Osteomyelitis
Ocala Regional Medical Center
vertebral osteomyelitis, diskitis, case report
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Emergency Medicine | Musculoskeletal Diseases | Nervous System Diseases
The authors present the case of a patient seen for back pain in the emergency department, initially discharged home with a diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain. He returned a week later and was found to have vertebral osteomyelitis based on a thorough neurologic exam. A review of ominous causes of back pain, including the elusive nature of vertebral osteomyelitis/diskitis is discussed.
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Stead T, Shah A, Bandi S, Neumeister J, Coker P, Ganti L. An ominous cause of back pain: Vertebral Osteomyelitis. Orthopedic Reviews. Published online March 2, 2022. doi:10.52965/001c.32243