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Using a decision tool to evaluate for osteomyelitis in children

Using a decision tool to evaluate for osteomyelitis in children ABSTRACTOsteomyelitis is a common occurrence in children and typically has a prolonged treatment course involving multiple specialties. Historically, the long bones are most commonly affected and Staphylococcus aureus is the primary causative organism.This case shows the value of using the Kocher criteria and acute phase reactant C-reactive protein as diagnostic tools that can be used to advocate MRI to rule out this potentially devastating process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants Wolters Kluwer Health

Using a decision tool to evaluate for osteomyelitis in children

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
Copyright © 2021 American Academy of Physician Assistants
ISSN
1547-1896
eISSN
0893-7400
DOI
10.1097/01.jaa.0000750960.75057.e1
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Abstract

ABSTRACTOsteomyelitis is a common occurrence in children and typically has a prolonged treatment course involving multiple specialties. Historically, the long bones are most commonly affected and Staphylococcus aureus is the primary causative organism.This case shows the value of using the Kocher criteria and acute phase reactant C-reactive protein as diagnostic tools that can be used to advocate MRI to rule out this potentially devastating process.

Journal

Journal of the American Academy of Physician AssistantsWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 1, 2021

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