Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 4, P787-797 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2005.07.006 View full text
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Sheldon L. Kaplan

Abstract: Osteomyelitis is one of the more common invasive bacterial infections in children leading to hospitalization and prolonged antibiotic administration. Over the past decade, increasing microbial virulence, diminishing antibiotic susceptibility, and advances in diagnostic molecular microbiology and imaging techniques have led to changes in the clinical management of children with suspected osteomyelitis, which are reviewed in this article.