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BOF: 2.127

A 27-year-old male presents with a history of backache of several month duration. The pain is slowly progressive and he has also noted loss of weight, he feels generally unwell and has night sweats

On examination he looks unwell, appears to have lost weight and there is tenderness over his thoracic spine

He has normocytic normochromic anaemia and his ESR is raised 80 mm in the 1st hour

Which of the following tests would most likely confirm your diagnosis?

a)      Spinal x-ray

b)      White cell scan

c)      Bone scan

d)      MRI of the spine

e)      Mantoux test

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