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<< Emergency Department Management Of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis In Children

Introduction

Unrecognized osteomyelitis can have devastating consequences, such as sepsis, disruption of bone growth, and deformity.1 To further complicate matters, presenting symptoms (including fever, irritability, or pseudoparalysis) can be nonspecific and difficult to localize.2,3 These factors make it critical for every emergency clinician to be aware of when to suspect osteomyelitis and to know how to work up suspected osteomyelitis in children.

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