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Acute septic arthritis in infancy and childhood. 10 years' experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3733835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have reviewed 61 children treated for septic arthritis from 1972 to 1981. The diagnosis in all cases was confirmed by bacteriology or by radiographic changes. Routine arthrotomy was not performed, but most patients had a joint aspiration. The management and outcome are described. We suggest that arthrotomy should be selective rather than mandatory. Septic arthritis of the hip in infants requires arthrotomy, but in the older child an infected hip can be treated by aspiration if the duration of symptoms is less than four days; arthrotomy may be needed if there has been more delay. Infected joints other than the hip can be satisfactorily managed by aspiration.
N I Wilson; M Di Paola
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Arthritis, Infectious / surgery,  therapy*
Bacterial Infections / therapy*
Child, Preschool
Medical Records
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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