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Acute osteomyelitis of the iliac bone presenting with gluteal syndrome in a newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19255783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute osteomyelitis in neonates, although rare, represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. We herein report an extremely rare case of congenital nonsyphilitic iliac bone osteomyelitis caused by methicilline-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and presenting with gluteal syndrome in a near-term infant. To our knowledge, this represents the second report with iliac osteomyelitis and the first report with gluteal syndrome in neonatal period. A high index of suspicion is necessary to make an early diagnosis. Early diagnosis is essential to prevent catastrophic sequelae in such cases. We report this case because of its unusual clinical presentation and rarity.
Ali Bulbul; Fusun Okan; Ensar Yekeler; Emrah Can
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-03-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  168     ISSN:  1432-1076     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-03     Completed Date:  2010-11-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1529-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Sisli Children Hospital, Halaskargazi Cad Sisli, Istanbul 34394, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Diseases in Twins / blood,  congenital*,  diagnosis*,  microbiology
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Osteomyelitis / blood,  congenital*,  diagnosis*,  microbiology,  radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / complications
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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