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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in neonates: diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17515648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute osteomyelitis (AO) in neonates, although rare, represents a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. A high index of suspicion is necessary to make an early diagnosis, and the observation of clinical signs is crucial. The increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging problem in pediatrics. In neonates, MRSA infections can cause a wide spectrum of diseases including bone and joint infections. We report two cases of AO in full-term neonates, with no risk factors, due to MRSA.
Eftichia Korakaki; Agisilaos Aligizakis; Antonia Manoura; Eleftheria Hatzidaki; Emmanuel Saitakis; Maria Anatoliotaki; Emmanuel Velivasakis; Sofia Maraki; Christina Giannakopoulou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1344-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-22     Completed Date:  2007-07-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neonatology, University of Crete, Heraklin, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis,  microbiology*,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Knee / pathology
Methicillin Resistance*
Osteomyelitis / complications*,  diagnosis,  microbiology*,  pathology
Staphylococcal Infections / diagnosis,  microbiology,  pathology
Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects*
Tibia / pathology

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