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Hematogenous osteomyelitis in children: Evaluation and diagnosis

Paul Krogstad, MD
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Sheldon L Kaplan, MD
William Phillips, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD


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".)


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

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