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Psoas abscess with associated septic arthritis of the hip in infants.
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PMID:  21129563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We describe psoas abscess with concomitant septic hip arthritis in 2 infants, 3 and 7 months old. The common clinical features were a palpable mass in the inguinal region, irritable hip, and delayed treatment. The diagnosis of septic hip was delayed in one child, and they both had residual hip deformity at follow-up. It is possible that initial delay in diagnoses resulted in the concurrent pathologic condition because of spread of infection. These 2 cases demonstrate the first known reports of concurrent psoas abscess and septic hip arthritis in infancy. Magnetic resonance imaging is a valuable method to identify these concurrent pathologic conditions. A proposed etiologic mechanism is also discussed in the article.
Enbo Wang; Lili Ma; Eric W Edmonds; Qun Zhao; Lijun Zhang; Shijun Ji
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2440-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, 110004, China.
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