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Acute scoliosis in a 3-year-old boy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22605832     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case describes the presentation of a fit and well 3-year-old boy to the emergency department of a district general hospital after he developed an acute scoliosis overnight. There was no history of trauma, his observations were normal and he had non-specific symptoms of lethargy and reduced appetite, but no fevers or respiratory distress. Bloods showed raised inflammatory markers and he was referred to orthopaedics as a septic disc as there was some spinal tenderness. An urgent MRI was considered initially but on further examination there was some reduced air entry on the left lung base which a chest radiograph confirmed as a left-sided pneumonia. A diagnosis of pneumonia and secondary functional scoliosis was made. The child was admitted under paediatrics and made a full recovery on antibiotics. At 8 weeks follow-up there was resolution of scoliosis clinically and radiologically.
Rishi Malhotra; Raghav Murali-Ganesh; Colin Dunkley; Vikram Desai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-18     Completed Date:  2013-02-12     Revised Date:  2014-05-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Amoxicillin / therapeutic use
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Penicillin G / therapeutic use
Pneumonia / complications*,  diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Radiography, Thoracic
Scoliosis / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 804826J2HU/Amoxicillin; Q42T66VG0C/Penicillin G

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