Last updated on:March 7th, 2021
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A 32 year old woman presents with worsening lower back pain, difficulty in walking and weakness of both lower limbs for 6 months.
The pain was severe, exacerbated by activity and poorly responsive to analgesics. The lower limb weakness was pronounced when climbing stairs and getting up from chairs.
She also complains of a dry mouth, constipation and urinary frequency.
Serum electrolyte levels are normal, while her ESR is 10 mm/1h.