77-Year-Old Woman With Back Pain and Shortness of Breath

Hart, Phil A.; Horst, Brian M.; Kane, Garvan C.
February 2010
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2010, Vol. 85 Issue 2, p176
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 77-year-old woman who was taken to the emergency department with back pain. The patient had also intermittent fever and chills. It states that she had a medical history of dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetic nephropathy and hypertensive nephrosclerosis, and Crohn disease status after colectomy. The blood culture during laboratory evaluation revealed methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.


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