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Acute Pyogenic Osteomyelitis

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Description: Acute Osteomyelitis presents with an acute pyrexia illness. The child is toxic and ill and complains of bone pain. In South Africa osteitis is common, and must be suspected in any child who presents with a painful limb together with a pyrexia illness. In a late case the limb may be swollen, with pitting oedema resembling cellulitis. Children seldom develop cellulitis without an underlying cause - consider osteomyelitis in all children with "Cellulitis". Before antibiotics the mortality from this illness we 20-30%, but today fatalities are rare. There is, however much morbidity, especially if the diagnosis is delayed and chronic osteomyelitis develops.

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Added: Wed Aug 05 2009
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