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The Mode of Presentation and Treatment of Acute Osteomyelitis in Children in a New Nigerian Teaching Hospital

An original retrospective study of mode of presentation and treatment of acute osteomyelitis in a Nigeria hospital. Study is to find the reason(s) why children are presenting with complications of the acute osteomyelitis in the out-patient clinic.


Objective:  Complications seen in the out-patient clinic like chronic osteomyelitis, pathological fractures and limb length discrepancies especially in a 5year old girl with 5cm shorten right lower limb as a complication of untreated acute osteomyelitis stimulated this study. Objective is to find mode of presentation and treatment, reasons why a treatable and probably curable disease could lead devastating outcome and to make suggestions for prevention of such occurrence.

11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 02 Feb, 2017


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