Case 6-1993: A 69-Year-Old Woman with a Sclerotic Lesion of the Femur and Pulmonary Nodules

Richard C. Cabot, Robert E. Scully, Eugene J. Mark, William F. McNeely, Betty U. McNeely, Robert B. Greer, Andrew E. Rosenberg

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 69-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because of pain in the right thigh and fever. The patient was in good health until approximately one week earlier, when urinary frequency developed and a potential urinary tract infection was treated with cefoperazone; a urine culture yielded Escherichia coli. Five days before admission continuous pain developed in the distal right thigh and knee. Three days later x-ray films of the right thigh (Figure 1) showed a sclerotic lesion in the middle third of the femur, with periosteal bone formation and cortical thickening. A radionuclide bone scan revealed a…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-428
Number of pages7
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume328
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 1993

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