‘A pain in the back’: Psoas abscess and the importance of red and yellow flags

Nigel Rees
Monday, January 14, 2013

A case of low back pain is reported. The patient presented with low back pain, and while in the Emergency Department (ED) sepsis was observed. Following investigations including CT lumber spine and pelvis, Ileopsoas abscess (IPA) was found. This case report reflects the difficulties in early diagnosis of the rare presentation of IPA, while highlighting the importance of red and yellow flags in the assessment of low back pain.

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