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Deftereos Savas P - - 2009
The case of a 6-month old male infant presenting at the emergency department with fever and swelling at the left knee joint is discussed. Laboratory tests showed an inflammatory condition. Left knee plain radiograph demonstrated local soft tissue oedema. Percutaneous needle aspiration of articular fluid showed a positive culture for ...
Choi Haemi - - 2011
The authors examined the most current evidence for treatment options in athletes with osteitis pubis and osteomyelitis pubis, attempting to determine which options provide optimal pain relief with rapid return to sport and prevention of symptom reoccurrence. Three databases-MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and CINAHL-were searched using the OVID ...
Mayun A A - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to do a histopathological review of all cases ofhydatidiform moles seen in pathology department of Federal Medical Centre, Gombe between June 2000 and May 2005. METHODS: All the relevant request forms, slides and paraffin embedded tissue blocks were retrieved. The slides stained with ...
Falcón Cristina Serrano - - 2009
Onychomycosis is one of the most common infections of the nail. It can be caused by dermatophytes, Candida species and other fungi. Although moulds can cause onychomycosis, they account for a minority of cases, mainly great toenail onychomycosis. We describe a case of an 11-year-old girl who developed an onychomycosis ...
Sivan Manoj - - 2008
Mycobacterium marinum can uncommonly cause osteomyelitis of small bones of extremities. The reported cases in literature are reviewed. We report a rare case of long bone osteomyelitis which as far as we are aware, has never been described before. Even though this organism normally causes infection in the superficial cooler ...
Lepage Amy A - - 2008
The triad of acute osteomyelitis, deep venous thrombophlebitis, and septic pulmonary embolism is a rare, but life-threatening syndrome in children that requires prompt recognition and treatment. We report two cases of acute osteomyelitis complicated by septic thrombophlebitis and pulmonary emboli. Both patients required operative drainage to remove the septic focus. ...
Lee Chun-Yi - - 2008
Herein we present a case of a 9-month-old boy admitted to our hospital for acute femoral osteomyelitis and hip septic arthritis treatment. Acute hepatitis with concomitant skin rash developed on the sixth day of intravenous oxacillin therapy. No other known virus- or drug-related skin eruption or hepatitis was suspected. The ...
Roopashri R K - - 2008
Osteopetrosis is a rare genetic disorder that causes generalized sclerosis of bone due to a defect in bone resorption and remodeling. Dental abnormality may be attributed to pathological changes in bone remodeling. Osteomyelitis is well documented as a complication of osteopetrosis. This disease can be severe and difficult to treat ...
Chatterjee Parangama - - 2008
Retroperitoneal paragangliomas arise from specialized neural crest cells symmetrically distributed along the aorta in association with the sympathetic chain. If this tissue aggregates in the adrenal medulla pheochromocytoma may arise. When it remains in the paraaortic sites it could develop into extra-adrenal, retroperitoneal paraganglioma. We report a case of extra-adrenal ...
Naqvi Naseem - - 2008
Pubic osteomyelitis should be suspected in athletic individuals with sudden groin pain, painful restriction of hip movements and fever. It is an infrequent and confusing disorder, which is often heralded by atypical gait disturbance and diffuse pain in the pelvic girdle. The most common pathogen is Staphylococcus aureus but, on ...
Balakrishnan Chenicheri - - 2008
Osteomyelitis of the clavicle is a rare form of infection occurring from hematogenous spread or trauma. This has been reported following head and neck surgery, and subclavian catheter placement. In traumatic cases, the management involves removal of bone fixation, debridement of the bone and coverage with a muscle flap.
Miron Dan - - 2007
We report a child with Pseudomonas stutzeri-associated right knee arthritis following knife puncture wound. Only four children with P. stutzeri-associated infections have been reported in the English literature in the last 40 years of whom one suffered from calcaneal osteomyelitis caused by this pathogen. In both cases, the suggested mechanism ...
Deogaonkar Kedar - - 2008
Chronic relapsing multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare condition. It commonly affects the clavicle and pelvis. Rarely it can affect the spine. Spinal deformity due to CRMO is rare. We report a case of acute scoliosis due to CRMO. A 10-year-old girl with CRMO presented with acute painful scoliosis of ...
Barua Purnima - - 2007
Two cases of onychomycosis in green tea leaf pluckers caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum, a dematiaceous non-dermatophytic mold has been described. Onychomycosis caused by Scytalidium dimidiatum is clinically indistinguishable from that caused by dermatophytes and responds poorly to antifungals. The clinical presentations in the cases were of distal subungual type with ...
Wang Teresa K - - 2007
Tuberculous osteomyelitis of sternum after open heart surgery is a rare disease entity. We report a case of wound infection with osteomyelitis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a patient with diabetic nephropathy, requiring peritoneal dialysis after coronary artery bypass grafting, who was successfully treated with antituberculous agents and surgical debridement. ...
Prasad Kishore Chandra - - 2007
CONCLUSION: All bones of the facial skeleton and spine are susceptible to osteomyelitis due to various predisposing conditions. Current radiological tools are sufficient to provide adequate diagnosis. Treatment can be conservative resection of the diseased bone with adequate clearance in all cases except in cases of osteomyelitis due to osteoradionecrosis ...
Kotsopoulos I - - 2007
In addition to the review by van Alfen et al., which has been published in 2000, we would like to report a seven-week-old boy with bilateral idiopathic brachial plexus neuropathy that did not show any signs of osteomyelitis on repeated scintigraphy. To our knowledge this is the first child reported ...
Kara Ates - - 2007
Primary sternal osteomyelitis is a rare condition. Most of the recent cases have been reported in intravenous drug abusers. A 4-y-old male case of primary sternal osteomyelitis due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with no apparent risk factors is reported. The diagnosis should be suspected in a young patient presenting ...
Mengistu Azene Dessie - - 2007
A 13-year-old Ethiopian female patient who initially presented with localized pain and minimal soft tissue swelling later developed pathological fracture of the left femnur. The patient was initially treated as a case of osteomyelitis until the diagnosis of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (histiocytosis X, eosiniphilic granuloma) was made by bone biopsy. ...
Vermeulen Marijn J - - 2006
Cat-scratch disease (CSD) rarely presents as vertebral osteomyelitis. We describe a case with paresis of the arm with total recovery after antibiotic and neurosurgical therapy. We reviewed 20 other cases of CSD vertebral osteomyelitis in the literature. This diagnosis should be considered in patients with systemic symptoms, back pain, and ...
Knoeller Stefan Michael - - 2006
Osteitis pubis is a noninfective inflammation of the symphysis pubis, without distinct aetiology. It has often been reported after urological or gynaecological procedures, and is also associated with trauma, rheumatic disorders, pregnancy and parturition. Symptoms mostly resolve spontaneously. On the other hand, osteomyelitis of the pubis is a classical infective ...
Lu Wei-ju - - 2006
OBJECTIVE: To avoid disadvantages of two-stage cancellus bone autograft, we investigated the feasibility of one-stage allograft for reconstructing the bone defect resulting from debridement of chronic osteomyelitis in limbs. METHODS: Between Feb. 1999 and Apr. 2004, 35 cases of chronic osteomyelitis (8 cases of nonunion) underwent one-stage allograft after debridement ...
Stodulski Dominik - - 2006
Otogenic skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) of fungal etiology is a very rare but life-threatening complication of inflammatory processes of the ear. The authors present a case of otogenic SBO caused by Aspergillus flavus in a 65-year-old man with a fatal course. Because of the encountered difficulties with the proper diagnosis ...
Naik-Mathuria Bindi - - 2006
Pediatric osteomyelitis commonly occurs in the long bones and has rarely been reported in small bones such as the vertebrae and ribs. Rib osteomyelitis occurs in approximately 1% or less of all cases of hematogenous osteomyelitis, and is usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus. We present a case of acute osteomyelitis ...
Kratzer Paul G - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Hydatidiform moles (HMs) usually are evacuated by dilation and curettage soon after diagnosis. A small percentage of HMs later progress to choriocarcinomas. CASE: A 20-year-old woman presented with signs and symptoms of an HM. Through poor medical care, noncompliance and misunderstanding, she delayed dilation and curettage for 3 months, ...
Holmgren Aaron R - - 2006
Myositis has been reported as a rare manifestation of Lyme disease, and Lyme myositis can be an important consideration in the differential diagnosis of unusual cases, especially in patients who live in or travel to endemic areas. We report the case of a 43-year-old man who presented with focal myositis ...
Karakan T - - 2006
Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited disorder with frequent oesophageal stricture formation. There is no satisfactory medical treatment of dysphagia however; endoluminal balloon dilation is a novel method with satisfactory results. Intrafamilial cases of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa manifest variable clinical presentations. We report two sisters with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa simultaneously ...
Tuon Felipe Francisco - - 2006
Frontal osteomyelitis is a rare complication of sinusitis. Common intracranial complications of the frontal osteomyelitis are meningitis, epidural empyema, subdural empyema and brain abscess. We described a case of frontal osteomyelitis with brain abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus with improve after needle aspiration and antibiotics to brain abscess for eight ...
Nemeth Alexander J AJ Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA. - - 2006
We describe a case of perioperative Addisonian crisis induced by vertebral augmentation. While several complications of vertebral augmentation have been reported previously, related to the technical procedure, to our knowledge, perioperative Addisonian crisis from vertebral augmentation has not been reported in the literature. To report an Addisonian crisis perioperative to ...
A. Z. Mohammed, S. ...
Amyloid Goitre is a rare clinical entity associated with systemic amyloidosis. It poses a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge and may be confused with a neoplastic goiter. We present the case of a 20 year old male patient who presented with a rapidly enlarging goiter, several years after resolution of ...
Docquier Pierre-Louis - - 2006
Four cases of chronic osteomyelitis of clavicle as primary manifestation of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, osteomyelitis (SAPHO) are reported in adolescents. In all cases a typical radiographical evolution had been observed with progressive slow migration of sclerotic area from medial to lateral side of clavicle. Long-term evolution was alternation of ...
Honeybul S - - 2006
Neonatal cervical osteomyelitis is extremely rare, with only a few reported cases. In most instances, Staphylococcus aureus is the infecting organism. The authors report a case of group B streptococcal osteomyelitis affecting the cervical spine. This case highlights the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties that these cases present, and emphasises the ...
Sethi A - - 2006
Osteomyelitis of zygomatic bone is rare, and tuberculous osteomyelitis is even rarer. This is the case report of a 3-year-old child presenting with a discharging sinus and swelling on the zygoma, which was initially thought to be orbital cellulitis. After further examination, she was diagnosed as having tuberculosis of zygoma ...
Gursel T - - 2005
Candidal vertebra osteomyelitis is a rare condition which occurs primarily in immunocompromised patients. We report a 14-year-old girl with factor X deficiency who developed candida vertebra osteomyelitis during home therapy. The microorganism was probably from a contaminated peripheral cannula used for infusion of factor concentrate. This is the first such ...
Kumar Aravind - - 2005
Three cases of vertebral osteomyelitis caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (Strep. equisimilis) are presented here. All three cases presented with fever, back pain, general malaise and weight loss for at least 4 weeks. Diagnosis was established by culture of a spinal biopsy and/or positive blood cultures together with radiological ...
Sethi Ashwani - - 2005
Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the temporal bone is a rare and dangerous entity that should be included in the differential diagnosis of infectious processes of the base of the skull. We present the case of an 11-year-old child who presented with diplopia, ear discharge and hearing loss. The radiological and histopathological ...
Upadhyaya Manasvi - - 2005
PURPOSE: Primary sternal osteomyelitis is rare in the pediatric population. METHODS: We present 4 recent cases that demonstrate a wide range in age, presenting features, and clinical course, and we performed a literature review. RESULT: A combination of diagnostic aspiration with prolonged appropriate antibiotic therapy led to successful resolution in ...
Botelho-Nevers E - - 2005
Shewanella spp. are infrequently recovered from clinical specimens. We report here on the first case of osteomyelitis due to Shewanella algae. This bacterium, at first misidentified by phenotypic tests as Shewanella putrefaciens, was subsequently identified correctly as S. algae by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis.
Yeoh S C - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Osteomyelitis of the maxillofacial skeleton is rare in developed countries such as Australia. This case report describes the successful surgical treatment of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis (CSO) of the mandible in a 75 year old man. The precipitant factor was thought to be a retained tooth root in the (right) ...
Le Moal G - - 2005
We describe three cases of Fusobacterium spp. diskitis and review with attention to risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and outcome. In most of the reported cases, a ear-nose-throat infection was found. Clinical manifestations were similar to those of classic bacterial vertebral osteomyelitis. Clindamycin is the most appropriate antibiotic. The ...
Singh Amar - - 2005
OBJECTIVE: We sought to document the diagnostic and management difficulties in masked skull base osteomyelitis secondary to malignant otitis externa, with emphasis on establishing diagnostic criteria in recurrence. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 3 cases of inadequately treated malignant otitis externa in elderly diabetic individuals leading to recurrence and atypical ...
Amine Bouchra - - 2005
Chronic osteomyelitis of the hand is uncommon and affects the metacarpals in only 3% of cases. We report a case of chronic osteomyelitis involving two metacarpals, and we present a review of the relevant literature. A 41-year-old man with a 5-year history of psoriatic arthritis was admitted for a swelling ...
East-Innis A - - 2005
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a rare ulcerative skin disorder mainly occurring in adults. It is seen less frequently in children. The cause is unknown but it may occur in association with several disorders. Osteomyelitis is a very rare association. We report a case of pyoderma gangrenosum associated with osteomyelitis in a ...
Street John - - 2005
The child who presents with fever, limp and hip pain will often undergo multiple diagnostic procedures before a definitive diagnosis is made. We describe a diagnostically challenging case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with an atraumatic painful limp and pyrexia. Eventually the diagnosis of obturator internus muscle abscess with associated ...
Robinson Joan L - - 2005
Osteomyelitis attributable to Actinomyces often results in recurrent disease and inconsistent responses to antimicrobial agents. We present data for 4 patients and a review of the 15 previously described pediatric cases of actinomycosis presenting as osteomyelitis. Fourteen cases involved the mandible and 5 cases involved other sites. All mandibular cases ...
Charity R M - - 2005
We describe a case of osteomyelitis and secondary septic arthritis caused by Sphingomonas paucimobilis in an immunosupressed adolescent which did not present typically, leading to a delay in diagnosis. This case highlights the need to thoroughly investigate musculoskeletal pain in the immunocompromised patient in order to exclude an infection as ...
Garazzino S - - 2005
We report a case of osteomyelitis caused by Enterobacter cancerogenus resistant to aminopenicillins in a 56-year-old male who had a motorcycle accident and suffered from multiple bone fractures with abundant environmental exposure. E. cancerogenus has rarely been associated with human infections, and its clinical significance remains unclear.
Kalouche Ibrahim - - 2005
Rib osteomyelitis is a rare disease. We present a previously unreported case of Streptococcus pneumoniae osteomyelitis of the rib. A 4-month-old-infant presented with fever, irritability and abdominal tenderness. Pericostal collection was discovered incidentally on ultrasound; it was first drained by needle aspiration and appropriate antibiotic therapy was given, with resolution ...
Wedman Jan - - 2005
We report what is, to our best knowledge, the first case of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) in which the frontal and sphenoid bones were involved. Characterized by a prolonged and fluctuating course of osteomyelitis at different sites, CRMO is self-limited, although sequelae can occur. The diagnosis is one of ...
Crum Nancy F - - 2005
A case of non-typhi Salmonella empyema is reported. A review of the literature over the past century found only 13 other empyemas due to Salmonella typhimurium and 25 cases of other non-typhi Salmonella. A review of pleuropulmonary disease due to non-typhi Salmonella is provided along with management recommendations.
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