Journal Article

Pediatric Septic Bursitis: Case Report of Retrocalcaneal Infection and Review of the Literature

Joseph I. Harwell and Donna Fisher

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 6, pages e102-e104
Published in print March 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319343
Pediatric Septic Bursitis: Case Report of Retrocalcaneal Infection and Review of the Literature

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Septic bursitis in children is rarely discussed in the medical literature. This review summarizes the clinical manifestations and management of 10 cases of septic bursitis involving patients aged <16 years. In every case in this series, acute trauma was the predisposing condition. Group A streptococci were frequently isolated from the infected bursa. Septic bursitis, an underappreciated infection in children, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of common childhood conditions.

Journal Article.  1624 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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