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Chondrosternal arthritis in infant: an unusual entity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  25386377     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Athina Nikolarakou; Dana Dumitriu; Pierre-Louis Docquier
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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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652539     Citation Subset:  -    
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