Unrecognized staphylococcal vertebral osteomyelitis leading to fatal outcome in a previously healthy patient

Journal Article (Journal Article)

New onset low back pain which is recalcitrant to usual treatment should be evaluated aggressively even in the absence of fever or neurologic deficits. Corticosteroids given for back pain will accelerate occult spinal infection and may mask symptomatology leading to more severe disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zayed, Y; Swaid, B; Gupta, R; Haykal, T; Osterholzer, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 229 - 230

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2050-0904

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccr3.1864

Citation Source

  • Scopus