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Acute osteomyelitis 

Acute osteomyelitis
Acute osteomyelitis

Peter Calder

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date: 17 May 2022

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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