Osteomyelitis & discitis in a drug user with chronic back pa
Chronic back pain is a common presenting complaint that is frequently encountered by clinicians. The challenge for clinicians is identifying the relatively few patients with a significant probability of a more serious problem that requires further evaluation.

Such individuals require further evaluation for possible occult malignancy, infection, or fracture.

Published in the journal Case Reports in Infectious diseases, the authors present a case of a 50-year-old male with a past medical history of chronic back pain and IV drug abuse who presented with acute back pain and in whom a diagnosis of vertebral osteomyelitis was missed during multiple visits to the emergency room.

Read in detail about the case here: https://pxmd.co/ekyJc