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Pseudomonas osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis after inguinal hernia repair.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10357126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteitis pubis (OP) is a term used to describe an entity characterised by severe pelvic pain, a wide-based gait and bony destruction of the margins of the pubic symphysis. It is usually assumed that OP is a non-infectious, self-limiting, relatively benign condition. Infectious osteomyelitis of the symphysis pubis (IOSP) is very unusual and the clinical presentation can resemble OP. IOSP following inguinal hernia repair is extremely rare. A case of IOSP caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is described. We reiterate the assumption that IOSP can be misdiagnosed as OP.
R Mader; E Yeromenco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-01     Completed Date:  1999-07-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine A, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Ciprofloxacin / therapeutic use
Diagnosis, Differential
Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
Osteitis / pathology
Osteomyelitis / drug therapy,  microbiology*,  radiography
Postoperative Complications*
Pseudomonas Infections* / drug therapy,  etiology,  radiography
Pubic Bone / microbiology,  radiography
Pubic Symphysis / microbiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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