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Iliac osteomyelitis in a newborn: a case report

Sandal, Gonca; Uras, Nurdan; Akar, Melek; Oguz, Serife Suna; Erdeve, Omer; Dilmen, Ugur

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e328349ef39
Pelvis, Hip and Femur
Abstract

Pelvis is a rare location of the hematogeneous osteomyelitis during the newborn period. Successful cure of osteomyelitis during the newborn period is dependent on a fast and true diagnosis and on sufficient treatment. In this case report, iliac osteomyelitis of a newborn that was clinically suspected on the fifth day, was diagnosed radiologically and was found to be caused by methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, is presented. According to our knowledge, this is the youngest osteomyelitis case in the literature and the third presented iliac osteomyelitis case of the newborn period.

Author Information

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence to Dr Gonca Sandal, MD, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital, Şair Nazim Sokak 11/5 06830 Yukari Ayranci, Ankara, Turkey Tel: +90 505 487 10 27; fax: +90 312 236 21 01; e-mail: kocabasgoncamynet.com

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