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Cleve Clin J Med. 2008 Aug;75(8):557-66.

Identifying serious causes of back pain: cancer, infection, fracture.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.

Abstract

Most patients with back pain have a benign condition, but tumors, infections, and fractures must be considered during an initial evaluation because overlooking them can have serious consequences. This article discusses the presentation and diagnostic strategies of these serious causes of back pain.

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