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Author Berkowitz, Tal ♦ Young, Deborah
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Microorganisms, fungi & algae ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Diseases ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Body Regions ♦ Musculoskeletal System ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Bacteria ♦ Organisms ♦ Bacterial Infections and Mycoses ♦ Diseases ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Persons ♦ Persons
Subject Keyword Discipline Emergency ♦ Discipline Medicine ♦ Osteomyelitis ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Streptococcal Infections ♦ Streptococcus Agalactiae ♦ Tibia ♦ Pathology ♦ Ankle ♦ Anti-bacterial Agents ♦ Therapeutic Use ♦ Female ♦ Humans ♦ Infant, Newborn ♦ Leg ♦ Physiopathology ♦ Magnetic Resonance Imaging ♦ Movement ♦ Drug Therapy ♦ Radiography ♦ Microbiology ♦ Case Reports ♦ Journal Article
Abstract A 4-week-old female infant presented to the emergency department (ED) due to a 1-week history of not moving her left lower extremity as well as crying during diaper changes. She had been seen 6 days prior at an ED, had normal x-rays, and was discharged home. The infant was afebrile and well appearing and had been feeding well all week. Laboratory tests in our department, including a complete blood count with differential and inflammatory markers, were all normal. Repeat x-rays showed a subtle distal tibial lucency, initially overlooked. The infant was admitted to the hospital and received a magnetic resonance imaging,which demonstrated distal tibial osteomyelitis with an accompanying ankle effusion. Cultures from the bone grew group B Streptococcus, and the infant received 6 weeks of antibiotic therapy.
Description Author Affiliation: Berkowitz T ( Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Electronic address:; Young D ( Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.)
ISSN 07356757
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article ♦ Case study
Publisher Date 2016-04-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15328171
Journal The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 4

Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus