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A toddler who refused to stand or walk: lumbar spondylodiscitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23230243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A young mother presented her 19-month-old boy to the general practitioner (GP) with a 24 h history of reluctance to stand or walk and a slightly raised temperature. The GP arranged an assessment by the paediatrician, who organised an ultrasound of the hips which was normal. Approximately 1 week later the patient became constipated as well, was seen again by another GP but no cause was found. Another week later mother consulted the initial GP again as the boy had not shown any signs of improvement and had become more irritable. The GP arranged a review by the paediatrician and MRI scans of the hips and back were performed. These scans showed normal hips but lumbar spine changes suggestive of a spondylodiscitic event. The patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics, a corset and analgesia and made an excellent recovery.
Rick van den Heuvel; Marc Hertel; John Gallagher; Vishal Naidoo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
BFG HS, Sennelager, Germany.
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