Late orthopaedic sequelae following meningococcal septicaemia. A multicentre study.

@article{Belthur2005LateOS,
  title={Late orthopaedic sequelae following meningococcal septicaemia. A multicentre study.},
  author={Mohan Venkatnarsimha Belthur and Christopher F. Bradish and Paul J. Gibbons},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2005},
  volume={87 2},
  pages={236-40}
}
Between 1990 and 2001, 24 children aged between 15 months and 11 years presented with late orthopaedic sequelae after meningococcal septicaemia. The median time to presentation was 32 months (12 to 119) after the acute phase of the disease. The reasons for referral included angular deformity, limb-length discrepancy, joint contracture and problems with prosthetic fitting. Angular deformity with or without limb-length discrepancy was the most common presentation. Partial growth arrest was the… CONTINUE READING

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