rheumatology
Pain

Spinal infection overlooked as a cause of back pain in the elderly

Clinicians should have a lower threshold for considering spinal infection as a cause of new or worsening back pain in elderly patients, a Melbourne study has concluded. Geriatric medicine registrar Dr Sanka Amadoru, from Northern Health, and colleagues found that patients aged 65 or older with spinal infections presented later than younger cases (13 days ...

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