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83. A 45-year-old is referred by the medical team. Having presented 3 days ago with a 48hr history of fever, low back pain, mild bilateral leg pain but no urinary symptoms. On admission he had a CRP of 250 and blood cultures were taken with no growth currently. The medical team commenced antibiotics on admission and arranged a whole spine MRI scan, the salient lumbar aspects of which are shown in Figure 1. Reviewing him you note he has a temperature of 38.0 and normal power L2-S1 and altered sensation in L4-S1 bilaterally. A post-micturition bladder scan is 25ml. His CRP today is 245.
The most appropriate action at this time is:
QUESTION ID: 3209