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Peds septic arth

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
M Pääkkönen, H Peltola
Acute septic arthritis of childhood is a potentially devastating disease that causes permanent disability and can result in death. Traditional treatment consists of a prolonged course of intravenous antibiotics combined with aggressive surgery. However, this approach is challenged by trials showing satisfactory outcomes with shorter treatment and less invasive surgery. Diagnostic arthrocentesis alone and an antibiotic for a fortnight, including initial intravenous administration for 2-4 days, suffice in most non-neonatal cases...
March 2012: Archives of Disease in Childhood
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