An 82-year-old woman presented with intermittent fever and left rib pain for the past several weeks. She had been diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica 18 months prior and was taking prednisolone; she also had a history of urinary tract infection with Escherichia coli 6 months earlier. Physical examination did not reveal a heart murmur. Laboratory investigations showed noticeably elevated inflammatory markers (C-reactive protein, 26 mg/dL; erythrocyte sedimentation rate, 103 mm/h). Plain chest computed tomography showed no significant findings related to the chief complaints (FigureA).
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Published online: February 21, 2023
Accepted: January 23, 2023
Received: January 21, 2023
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