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Pyogenic Tenosynovitis in Infants: A Case Series

Lironi, Céline MD*; Steiger, Christina MD, PhD, M.res; Juchler, Céline MSc; Spyropoulou, Vasiliki MD*; Samara, Eleftheria MD; Ceroni, Dimitri MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: November 2017 - Volume 36 - Issue 11 - p 1097–1099
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001673
Brief Reports

Pyogenic tenosynovitis is an uncommon condition in children, and there are few published case reports. We present a series of 11 cases who were treated in the Geneva Children Hospital in the last 10 years. Kingella kingae was the main pathogen, and the characteristics of infection (inflammatory indices, clinical findings and severity) are similar to other osteoarticular K. kingae infections in infants.

From the *Pediatric Emergency Service, and Pediatric Orthopedic Service, Child and Adolescent Department, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Accepted for publication March 9, 2017.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

Address for correspondence: Céline Lironi, MD, Service of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Department of Child and Adolescent, University Hospitals of Geneva, 6 Rue Willy Donzé, 1211 Geneva 14/Switzerland. E-mail:

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