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Technetium bone scintigraphy in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3615067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a 5 1/2-year retrospective study of hospitalized children with osteomyelitis who had technetium bone scans, we found that 32 of 38 (84%) had increased radionuclide uptake, 4 (11%) had normal uptake and 2 (5%) had decreased uptake. The two patients with decreased uptake had a stormy course with extensive bone destruction and pathologic fractures in spite of prolonged courses of antibiotic therapy. Decreased uptake on bone scan in patients with clinical evidence of osteomyelitis could indicate a poor prognosis and early surgical drainage is indicated in order to decrease morbidity.
J Hamdan; M Asha; A Mallouh; H Usta; Y Talab; M Ahmad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-09-03     Completed Date:  1987-09-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  529-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / radionuclide imaging*
Child, Preschool
Osteomyelitis / radionuclide imaging*
Phosphates / diagnostic use
Retrospective Studies
Technetium / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Phosphates; 7440-26-8/Technetium

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