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Journal of Clinical & Community Medicine

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Vertebral Osteomyelitis Masquerading as Pulmonary Embolism Volume 1 - Issue 5

Moe Ameri1,2*, Demian Omeh1 and Chris Elsayad3

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Nassau Medical University Center, USA
  • 2American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Netherlands
  • 3Division of Ambulatory Medicine, American University of the Caribbean and Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, USA

Received: March 03, 2020   Published: March 13, 2020

Corresponding author: Moe Ameri, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Netherlands


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Clinical entities known to mimic the presentation of pulmonary embolism (PE) include pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD) flare, congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, primary pulmonary artery sarcoma, and nephrolithiasis. Only two cases of vertebral osteomyelitis mimicking PE are found in the literature. We report a rare case of lumbar vertebral osteomyelitis presenting with pleuritic chest pain and shortness of breath, and therefore causing delayed diagnosis [1].

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