Journal Article

Calcaneal Apophysitis due to Brucellosis

Salih Ozgocmen, Ercan Kocakoc, Adem Kiris, Yasar Sen and Ozge Ardicoglu

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 49, issue 1, pages 55-58
Published in print February 2003 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online February 2003 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/49.1.55
Calcaneal Apophysitis due to Brucellosis

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Brucellosis is still a major health problem in many geographical areas. Osteoarticular complications are important owing to their high prevalence.We report an unusual case of childhood brucellosis presenting with septic apophysitis of the calcaneus and abscess formation in a 12‐year‐old boy. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of antibiotics. The importance of early recognition of the disease and differential diagnosis is emphasized. Early recognition of infection, prolonged treatment, and long‐term follow‐up may improve the outcome.

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Subjects: Paediatrics

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