SEPTIC ARTHRITIS IN CHILDREN: A 20-YEAR STUDY

@inproceedings{Ahmed2005SEPTICAI,
  title={SEPTIC ARTHRITIS IN CHILDREN: A 20-YEAR STUDY},
  author={Herish Ahmed and Stewart Dix-Peek and N. Martin and Eduard Bernard Hoffman},
  year={2005}
}
We reviewed 821 children with 869 sites of septic arthritis treated from 1983 to 2002. Neonates and patients with septicaemia and penetrating injuries were excluded. There were two age groups: 46% of the children were two years or younger (mean 1.1 years) and 54% were between 3 and 12 years (mean 6.8 years). The male to female ratio was 1.7:1. The diagnosis was made clinically and with the help of special investigations. The white cell count was elevated in 67% and the ESR in 96%. Blood culture… CONTINUE READING