68-Year-Old Man With Fever, Back Pain, and Mental Status Changes

Kisiel, John B.; McDonald, Furnman S.
August 2005
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2005, Vol. 80 Issue 8, p1069
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study of a 68-year-old man with myalgias, back discomfort, and fever of 3 days duration. He was admitted to the hospital and treated for back pain and presumed viral infection. After 4 days of supportive care, the patient's symptoms persisted. Confusion developed, and he was transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for further evaluation and treatment. On transfer, the patient complained of back pain, mild abdominal pain, and headache. His medical history was remarkable for hypertension, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and transurethral resection of the prostate.


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