Osteoarticular Infections in Children.

  title={Osteoarticular Infections in Children.},
  author={John C. Arnold and J. Stuart Bradley},
  journal={Infectious disease clinics of North America},
  volume={29 3},
For a child with a suspected bone or joint infection, knowledge of the workup and initial therapy is important to provide quality care. Fever and pain are hallmarks of a pediatric osteoarticular infection, although occasionally the signs and symptoms can be more subtle. The use of C-reactive protein to diagnose and validate effective management of treatment has become standard. Multiple reports confirm the success of much shorter intravenous (IV) courses than traditionally taught. The ideal IV… CONTINUE READING

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