Document Detail

Chondrosternal arthritis in infant: an unusual entity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25386377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Primary arthritis of chondrosternal joint is very rare and occurs in infants less than 18 months of age. Presentation is most often subacute but may be acute. Child presents with a parasternal mass with history of fever and/or local signs of infection. Clinical symptoms vary from a painless noninflammatory to a painful mass with local tenderness and swelling, while fever may be absent. Laboratory data show low or marginally raised levels of white blood cells and C-reactive protein, reflecting, respectively, the subacute or acute character of the infection. It is a self-limiting affection due to the adequate immune response of the patient. Evolution is generally good without antibiotherapy with a progressive spontaneous healing. A wait-and-see approach with close follow-up in the first weeks is the best therapeutic option.
Athina Nikolarakou; Dana Dumitriu; Pierre-Louis Docquier
Related Documents :
6953787 - Epidemiological study of tumors of the central nervous system in ohio.
7406097 - Racial differences between linked birth and infant death records in washington state.
2742457 - Interpretation of elevated postmortem serum concentrations of digoxin in infants and ch...
25340337 - A cluster randomised controlled effectiveness trial evaluating perinatal home visiting ...
2112187 - A comparison of rice-based oral rehydration solution and "early feeding" for the treatm...
22251297 - Eighteen- and 24-month-old infants correct others in anticipation of action mistakes.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in orthopedics     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6749     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Orthop     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-11     Completed Date:  2014-11-11     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101591806     Medline TA:  Case Rep Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652539     Citation Subset:  -    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Radiograms Obtained during Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Can Mislead Surgeons into Perf...
Next Document:  Malignant trigeminal nerve sheath tumor and anaplastic astrocytoma collision tumor with high prolife...