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Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children 

Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children
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Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis in children
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J.S. Huntley

and H. Crawford

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013001
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date: 13 November 2019

Staphylococcus aureus is the commonest organism causing both septic arthritis and osteomyelitis

There has been a decline in the number of infantile infections due to Haemophilus influenzae but both Kingella kingae and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections are increasing

Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are key elements to the treatment of both conditions (Boxes 13.1.1 and 13.1.2).

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