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Fever and neck pain in a paraplegic patient
  1. Guillaume Lacroix1,
  2. Arnaud Dagain2,
  3. Pierre Esnault1,
  4. Christophe Joubert2,
  5. Bertrand Prunet1
  1. 1Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Sainte Anne, Toulon, France
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Military Teaching Hospital Sainte Anne, Toulon, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Guillaume Lacroix, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Military Teaching Hospital Sainte Anne, Boulevard Sainte Anne, BP 20545, 83041, Toulon Cedex 09, France; gllacroix{at}aol.com

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A 56-year-old patient, rendered paraplegic after trauma 30 years ago, presented to the emergency department with a fever of 38.5°C, neck pain treated with ketoprofen, and paraesthesia of both hands. He had …

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