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Haematogenous osteomyelitis of the patella in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19774827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteomyelitis of the patella is rare; it essentially occurs in child age. The diagnosis is difficult because of its variable presentation; it should always be considered in patients with persistent peripatellar pain and swelling. This paper reports one case of haematogenous osteomyelitis of the patella not associated with septic knee arthritis. The identification of the organism was performed by the injection-aspiration fluid technique. Treatment is identical to the treatment of osteomyelitis at other locations. The literature is also reviewed and discussed.
Antoine de Gheldere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Belgica     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0001-6462     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Belg     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-24     Completed Date:  2009-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985165R     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  554-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, CHU Brabois Hôpital d'Enfants, Chirurgie Infantile A, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France.
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MeSH Terms
Knee Joint / microbiology,  radiography
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Patella* / microbiology,  radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis*,  drug therapy

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