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Emergency Department Management of Pediatric Septic Arthritis and Osteomyelitis (Infectious Disease CME and Pharmacology CME)

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  • Septic arthritis (SA) and osteomyelitis (OM) require prompt evaluation and treatment, as both can quickly lead to loss of life or limb.
  • Presenting symptoms in pediatric patients can be nonspecific and vary based on age.
  • Neonates and infants with SA present acutely with septicemia, cellulitis, or fever without a source; older children most commonly present with acute fever, joint pain/limited range of motion, and/or refusal to bear weight.
  • Children with OM have symptoms that progress over several days to a week and often have low-grade or no fever, focal findings of bone inflammation (eg, warmth, swelling, tenderness), and limited range of motion. Prematurity, hemoglobinopathies, and com-promised immunity increase the risk for OM.

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Authors

Prakriti Gill, MD; Jennifer E. Sanders, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Richard M. Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Susan Fraymovich, DO

Publication Date

December 2, 2019

CME Expiration Date

December 2, 2022

Pub Med ID: 31765551

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