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Osteomyelitis in the neonate.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11871009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteomyelitis is defined as a bacterial infection of the musculoskeletal system. Osteomyelitis in the newborn is relatively rare, but if missed can have devastating, lifelong consequences for the growing infant. Those of us who care for neonates in intensive care units should have an understanding of this disease and be equipped to recognize it and begin treatment quickly to prevent long-term sequelae. This article reviews the pathophysiology of osteomyelitis and explains why the neonate is at an extraordinary risk for this disease. It reviews risk factors, clinical presentation, etiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and monitoring of treatment, and long-term outcomes. A case study of a 27-week gestational age infant who presented with osteomyelitis and septic hip is presented, looking at the infant's hospital course and outcome.
Deanna M McPherson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-01     Completed Date:  2002-07-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-22     Citation Subset:  N    
Neonatology Department, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Biopsy, Needle / methods
Infant, Newborn
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*,  therapy
Radionuclide Imaging / methods
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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