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Group B streptococcal osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. Its occurrence in infants less than 2 months old.
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PMID:  382837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nine infants less than 2 months of age with group B streptococcal (GBS) osteomyelitis or septic arthritis, or both, were seen from January 1975 through January 1978. The infants had local joint signs, usually in the absence of systemic signs. The bones and joints involved were equally distributed between proximal humerus and proximal and distal femur. An infant had involvement of the talus. Treatment consisted of two to three weeks of parenteral antibiotics, arthrotomy in infants with arthritis, and bone decompression in infants with osteomyelitis. Clinical follow-up showed normal growth and function of the affected joint. Of the organisms, five were typed: four were type III and one was type Ib. Group B streptococcal osteomyelitis and/or septic arthritis was the second most common late-onset GSB infection, being surpassed only by meningitis.
I A Memon; N M Jacobs; T F Yeh; L D Lilien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-26     Completed Date:  1979-10-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  921-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Infectious / etiology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / diagnosis*
Osteomyelitis / etiology*,  therapy
Streptococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Streptococcus agalactiae

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