Persistent back pain in the absence of clear red flags

Christopher C. Ledford, Colin Linthicum

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A 62-year-old woman with low back pain was eventually diagnosed with vertebral osteomyelitis after multiple visits to emergency, primary and specialty care. The absence of traditional ' red flags' from her history and examination serves as an important reminder that their absence does not necessarily reflect benign pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ Case Reports
StatePublished - Dec 18 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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