Tuberculous osteomyelitis in young children.

  title={Tuberculous osteomyelitis in young children.},
  author={M N Wang and Wen Chen and Ki Seok Lee and Lawrence S. Chin and Wai Hee Lo},
  journal={Journal of pediatric orthopedics},
  volume={19 2},
Twenty-three cases of tuberculous osteomyelitis in children were reviewed. Age at diagnosis ranged from 10 months to 11 years; 17 patients were younger than 3 years. At clinical presentation, patients were generally afebrile with local swelling and painful limb disability. Delay in diagnosis was common, with an average of 4.3 months. Laboratory data showed mild increase in white cell counts and erythrocyte sedimentation rates. However, C-reactive protein levels were all within normal limits… CONTINUE READING
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