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Meningococcemia: the pediatric orthopedic sequelae.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23622829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Meningococcal disease affects as many as 3,000 people in the United States per year, with the highest incidence in children younger than two years of age and two-thirds of cases occurring in children younger than five years of age. Children who survive meningococcemia face quality-of-life issues that result from limb deficiencies. Consultation with an experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the early stages of the illness is vital for planning surgical approaches for amputation of the resulting necrotic tissue and for minimizing eventual tissue loss. Early surgical intervention is rarely indicated in cases of extremity gangrene unless a secondary infection is present. Allowing time for tissue demarcation and recovery can be essential for limb length preservation. Maintaining functional joints is important for long-term quality of life and activities of daily living.
Authors:
Jane M Wick; Ivan Krajbich; Shannon Kelly; Todd Dewees
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AORN journal     Volume:  97     ISSN:  1878-0369     ISO Abbreviation:  AORN J     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372403     Medline TA:  AORN J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-78     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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Copyright © 2013 AORN, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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