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Acute osteomyelitis 

Acute osteomyelitis
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Acute osteomyelitis
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Peter Calder

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.011004
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date: 12 December 2019

Bacteraemia resulting in bone deposition of bacteria

Local bony tenderness, fever, and malaise may not be present initially

WCC may be normal, ESR and CRP normally raised

Plain radiographs normally take 10–12 days to occur

Staphylococcus aureus remains the commonest organism

Immediate antibiotics with surgical drainage of abscess formation.

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