Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis in Children: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Shawn S. Funk, Lawson A B Copley

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Abstract

Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHO) in children is an ideal condition to study due to its representation of a wide spectrum of disorders that comprise pediatric musculoskeletal infection. Proper care for children with AHO is multidisciplinary and collaborative. AHO continues to present a significant clinical challenge due to evolving epidemiology and complex pathogenesis. A guideline-driven, multidisciplinary approach has been introduced and shown to effectively reduce hospital stay, improve the timing and selection of empirical antibiotic administration, reduce delay to initial MRI, reduce the rate of readmission, and shorten antibiotic duration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-208
Number of pages10
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis
  • Children
  • Diagnosis
  • Pathogenesis
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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