Factors distinguishing septic arthritis from transient synovitis of the hip in children. A prospective study.

@article{Caird2006FactorsDS,
  title={Factors distinguishing septic arthritis from transient synovitis of the hip in children. A prospective study.},
  author={Michelle S. Caird and John M. Flynn and Y. L. Leung and Jennifer E. Millman and Joann G. D'Italia and John Paul Dormans},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={
          1251-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Distinguishing septic arthritis from transient synovitis of the hip in children can be challenging. Authors of recent retrospective studies have used presenting factors to establish algorithms for predicting septic arthritis of the hip in children. This study differs from previous work in three ways: data were collected prospectively, C-reactive protein levels were recorded, and the focus was on children in whom the findings were so suspicious for septic arthritis that hip aspiration… 

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