Acute purulent arthritis in children.

Abstract

Acute purulent arthritis (APA) in children is a rare disease. A series comprising 25 children with APA seen in 1960-79 was analysed with regard to clinical problems of diagnosis and treatment. The sex ratio of boys to girls was 2.5:1. The knee joint was most commonly affected (76% of the cases). The other joints affected were the hip (16%), ankle (4%), and… (More)

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