Bone and joint infections

Spelman, Denis, and McDonald, Malcolm (2010) Bone and joint infections. In: Yung, Allen, Spelman, Denis, Street, Alan, McCormack, Joe, Sorrell, Tania, and Johnson, Paul, (eds.) Infectious Diseases: a clinical approach. IP Communications, East Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, pp. 215-224.

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[Extract] Osteomyelitis is infection of bone and is usually bacterial in nature. In spite of major advances in diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy and surgery, it remains a troublesome condition and its outcome is often unsatisfactory.

[…] Acute osteomyelitis is mainly haematogenously acquired, although it can arise from contiguous sources such as compound fracture, other trauma or localised infection. It is most common in children and young adolescents, and involves mainly the ends of long bones. It presents as an acute illness with fever, pain, reluctance to use the affected limb, local swelling and point tenderness over the area involved.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-9804586-9-5
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Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 02:42
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 100%
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