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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(6), 539; doi:10.3390/ijerph13060539

A Case of Acute Osteomyelitis: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment

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Infectious Disease Unit, Meyer University Hospital, University of Florence, Florence 50100, Italy
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Orthopedics and Traumatology, Meyer University Hospital, Florence 50100, Italy
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Academic Editor: Karin Nielsen-Saines
Received: 25 February 2016 / Revised: 28 April 2016 / Accepted: 23 May 2016 / Published: 27 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Infectious Diseases)
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Abstract

Osteomyelitis in children is a serious disease in children requiring early diagnosis and treatment to minimize the risk of sequelae. Therefore, it is of primary importance to recognize the signs and symptoms at the onset and to properly use the available diagnostic tools. It is important to maintain a high index of suspicion and be aware of the evolving epidemiology and of the emergence of antibiotic resistant and aggressive strains requiring careful monitoring and targeted therapy. Hereby we present an instructive case and review the literature data on diagnosis and treatment. View Full-Text
Keywords: acute hematogenous osteomyelitis; children; bone infection; infection biomarkers; osteomyelitis treatment acute hematogenous osteomyelitis; children; bone infection; infection biomarkers; osteomyelitis treatment
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Chiappini, E.; Mastrangelo, G.; Lazzeri, S. A Case of Acute Osteomyelitis: An Update on Diagnosis and Treatment. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 539.

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