oa South African Medical Journal - Acute osteomyelitis and suppurative arthritis of infants : a short review with a description of five cases

Volume 28, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



1. Reasons are given why acute osteomyelitis and suppurative arthritis of infants should be considered as a separate entity. 2. The differences between the 2 types are reviewed. 3. The etiology and bacteriology are discussed. 4. The clinical picture, complications, differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatment are considered in detail. 5. Five illustrative cases are fully represented.

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