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Kidney stone, flank pain and fever: a lethal clinical pitfall trap
  1. Aven Po-Chen Lin,
  2. Ming-Yuan Huang
  1. Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Ming-Yuan Huang, Emergency Department, Mackay Memorial Hospital, 92, Section 2, Chung-Shan North Road, Taipei 10449, Taiwan; m.c.yuan{at}

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A 69-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 6-day history of fever and progressive pain along left flank and inguinal region. His medical history included diabetes mellitus and bilateral kidney stones. On physical examination, the abdomen was soft with left costovertebral angle tenderness on percussion. Laboratory results …

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  • Contributors AP-CL and M-YH contribute equally to the write-up and construct of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.