BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2009.1499
  • Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Images in a patient on chronic haemodialysis with low back pain and Staphylococcus septicaemia

  1. Lin-Nei Hsu1,
  2. Huey-Liang Kuo2,
  3. Shu-Ming Wang1,
  4. Jiung-Hsiun Liu2,
  5. Yao-Lung Liu2,
  6. Che-Yi Chou1,
  7. Chiu-Ching Huang2
  1. 1
    China Medical University Hospital, Internal Medicine, No. 2 Yude Road, North District, Taichung, 40461, Taiwan
  2. 2
    China Medical University Hospital, No. 2 Yude Road, Taichung, 40461, Taiwan
  1. Che-Yi Chou, cychou.chou{at}
  • Published 10 August 2009


A 47-year-old man with history of alcoholic liver cirrhosis (Child–Pugh class C) and end stage renal disease was admitted because of bilateral flank pain for 2 weeks. He started haemodialysis (HD) via left femoral double lumen because of hyperkalaemia 1 month before admission. He denied a history of muscle strain or trauma and his low back pain got worse …

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