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Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children

J.S. Huntley and H. Crawford

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children

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Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest organism causing both septic arthritis and osteomyelitis

There has been a decline in the number of infantile infections due to Haemophilus influenzae but both Kingella kingae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are increasing

Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are key elements to the treatment of both conditions (Boxes 13.1.1 and 13.1.2).

Chapter.  3546 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Infectious Diseases ; Paediatrics

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