Bone and joint infections in children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Jun;52(3):779-94, vi. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2005.02.005.

Abstract

Bone and joint infections are a significant cause of morbidity in infants and young children. Although many principles regarding pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infection have remained constant over the years, other aspects of this important pediatric diagnosis are continuing to evolve. This article reviews current information regarding pathogenesis, epidemiology, and microbiology of pediatric bone and joint infections and the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of these infections.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Adolescent
  • Age Distribution
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Arthritis, Infectious / diagnosis*
  • Arthritis, Infectious / epidemiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / etiology
  • Arthritis, Infectious / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child Welfare* / statistics & numerical data
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*
  • Osteomyelitis / epidemiology
  • Osteomyelitis / etiology
  • Osteomyelitis / therapy*
  • Patient Selection
  • Pediatrics / methods
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Suppuration

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents