Missing an osteoporotic vertebral fracture
AbstractThis case illustrates an 80-year-old lady who presented with acute low back pain and finally succumbed from complicationsof osteoporotic vertebral fracture. Among the contributing factors are delayed diagnosis and a lack of continuity of care. Itreminds the practitioners of the importance to look out for red flag symptoms and to have a high index of suspicion forvertebral fracture in high risk patients presenting with low back pain.
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