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https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6

Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child

Hamdi Kaziz

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APA 6th Edition
Kaziz, H. (2016). Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child. Paediatria Croatica, 60 (1), 31-34. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6
MLA 8th Edition
Kaziz, Hamdi. "Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child." Paediatria Croatica, vol. 60, no. 1, 2016, pp. 31-34. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Kaziz, Hamdi. "Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child." Paediatria Croatica 60, no. 1 (2016): 31-34. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6
Harvard
Kaziz, H. (2016). 'Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child', Paediatria Croatica, 60(1), pp. 31-34. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6
Vancouver
Kaziz H. Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child. Paediatria Croatica [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2021 June 16];60(1):31-34. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6
IEEE
H. Kaziz, "Subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis in a child", Paediatria Croatica, vol.60, no. 1, pp. 31-34, 2016. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.13112/PC.2016.6

Abstracts
Subacute osteomyelitis is a rare aff ection. Clinical presentation is often unclear and can lead to delay in diagnosis. As a matter of fact, subacute metacarpal osteomyelitis is usually missed at fi rst, so that some complications may occur, e.g., brachymetacarpia or loss of motion. We report on a 10-year-old boy with subacute metaphyseal osteomyelitis of the second right metacarpal bone. Radiological features can mimic various benign or malignant bone tumors and non-pyogenic infections. Histologic confi rmation is necessary to avoid delay in diagnosis. Treatment was based on antibiotics and surgical debridement. No infectious agent was found on bacteriologic testing. At 1-year follow up, no complications were reported and the fi nger showed normal range of motion. X-ray views showed bone reconstruction with fi brosis of the ulnar part of the metaphysis, without length discrepancy.

Keywords
subacute; metacarpal; osteomyelitis; treatment; complications

Hrčak ID: 156814

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/156814

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