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Hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: Evaluation and diagnosis

Author
Paul Krogstad, MD
Section Editors
Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
William Phillips, MD
Deputy Editor
Mary M Torchia, MD

INTRODUCTION

The evaluation and diagnosis of hematogenous osteomyelitis in children will be discussed here. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, microbiology, clinical features, complications, and management of osteomyelitis in children osteomyelitis are discussed separately:

(See "Hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and microbiology".)

(See "Hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: Clinical features and complications".)

(See "Hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: Management".)

DEFINITION AND PATHOGENESIS

Osteomyelitis is an infection localized to bone. It is usually caused by microorganisms (predominantly bacteria) that enter the bone hematogenously.

                             

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