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Lateral growth disturbance of the proximal femur in premature infants who had neonatal sepsis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16601585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a retrospective review of four patients in whom a pattern of growth disturbance of the proximal femur with the bony bridge developed. They were born prematurely with low birth weight at birth and they had a suspicious sepsis, but they did not have any signs of localized infection. All presented with a progressive gait disturbance and a leg-length discrepancy. Radiographs showed an anterior tilting of the capital femoral epiphysis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed partial physeal closure with bony bridges. This case series suggests an association between neonatal sepsis of prematurity and growth disturbance of the proximal femur.
Hae-Ryong Song; Chang-Wug Oh; James T Guille; Kwang-Soon Song; Hee-Soo Kyung; Shin-Yoon Kim; Byung-Chul Park
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1060-152X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-07     Completed Date:  2006-09-12     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Developmental Disabilities / etiology,  pathology*,  radiography
Epiphyses / growth & development,  pathology
Femur / growth & development,  pathology*,  radiography
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / pathology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Premature Birth
Retrospective Studies
Sepsis / complications,  pathology*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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