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Berenice C. Langdon

and Aodhán S. Breathnach

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date: 21 May 2022

This chapter focuses on the presentation of osteomyelitis. The presentation of the case is described in detail, its rather complicated history of trauma and multiple surgery with repeated microbiology samples taken is typical for osteomyeltis as is the careful and cautious diagnosis. There is a discussion of outpatient parental antibiotic facilities, which is a new development at some centres. The range of bacteria that can cause osteomyelitis is discussed although as with this case Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest cause. The aetiology of osteomyelitis is also described which is different for different age groups and then the usual course of the illness is touched on. This is often prolonged and will often include long courses of antibiotics.

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