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Question of the day: Decompression sickness "divers' disease"

A 55-year-old male diver begins complaining of back pain and urinary retention 1 h after a dive. What is the MOST likely diagnosis?



  • (A)Barotrauma to the bladder
  • (B)Lumbar strain
  • (C)Neurotoxin from a marine envenomation
  • (D)Nitrogen narcosis
  • (E)Decompression sickness

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