Rapid Decompensation to Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Children with Osteomyelitis: A Report of Three Cases

Barbara Minkowitz, Jennifer R. Ristic, Lauren Murphy, Todd Pierce, Elizabeth Baorto

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Abstract

CASE: We present 3 pediatric cases of osteomyelitis with delayed diagnosis, which resulted in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and complicated hospital stays. CONCLUSION: These 3 cases illustrate that early treatment of osteomyelitis is imperative in order to avoid fatal complications, which can occur with SIRS. Subtle signs and symptoms should not be dismissed. Patients with fever, pain, and no history of trauma should be scrutinized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e27
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

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Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Osteomyelitis
Delayed Diagnosis
Signs and Symptoms
Length of Stay
Fever
Pediatrics
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Minkowitz, Barbara ; Ristic, Jennifer R. ; Murphy, Lauren ; Pierce, Todd ; Baorto, Elizabeth. / Rapid Decompensation to Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome in Children with Osteomyelitis : A Report of Three Cases. In: JBJS case connector. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. e27.
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