n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Case report : fever, back pain and the importance of a sexual history

Volume 22, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... CASE REPORT 157 The January 2004 edition of the Medical Journal of Australia1 presents an unusual case of an epidural abscess. The authors report a previously well 30-year-old man presenting with severe progressive back pain, joint pain and fever. He also had a 5-day history of left knee pain. The back pain had occurred suddenly, after weight-lifting, and radiated to the right chest wall. He had tried paracetamol and chiropractic manipulation without success. He had no family history of rheumatological or inflammatory disorders, and had never used intravenous drugs. He also had no symptoms of fever, conjunctivitis, urethritis, ..

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