Primary osteomyelitis of the sternum in the pediatric age group: Report of a new case and comprehensive analysis of seventy-four cases

Aparna Schweitzer, Cristina Della Beffa, Manas K. Akmatov, Hassib Narchi, Yuri K. Abaev, David D. Sherry, Frank Pessler

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Abstract

Pediatric primary osteomyelitis of the sternum may have a non-specific onset and be diagnosed late. We analyzed all accessible published cases (n = 73) and 1 new case in order to describe presenting signs and symptoms, laboratory findings, diagnostic imaging features, causative pathogens, treatments, complications and outcomes. This analysis represents the first comprehensive description of the natural history of this rare infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e92-e101
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 21 2015

Keywords

  • imaging
  • infection
  • osteomyelitis
  • outcomes
  • pediatrics
  • sternum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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