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Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Osteoarticular Infections

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Kavinda Dayasiri,

Base Hospital, Mahaoya, LK
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V. Thadchanamoorthy

Eastern University, LK
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Faculty of Health care Sciences
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Abstract

Despite advances in treatment and understanding of paediatric osteoarticular infections, management of children with these infections continue to be a challenge due to delayed diagnosis and treatment and emergence of virulent pathogens. The most common paediatric osteoarticular infections include septic arthritis and acute osteomyelitis. The recommended approach is multi-disciplinary management and the mainstay of treatment is parenteral antibiotics. Complications are seen mostly with MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus strains that produce Panton-Valentine leucocidin and in children who have underlying risk factors. Children with septic arthritis and complicated osteomyelitis often need surgical interventions.

How to Cite: Dayasiri K, Thadchanamoorthy V. Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Osteoarticular Infections. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2020;32(1):3–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v32i1.85
Published on 14 Aug 2020.
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