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Septic arthritis of the shoulder in children in Malawi. A randomised, prospective study of aspiration versus arthrotomy and washout.

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We undertook a prospective study of 61 children in Malawi with septic arthritis of the shoulder. They were randomised into two groups, treated by aspiration (group 1, 31 patients) or arthrotomy (group 2, 30 patients). Both received antibiotics for six weeks. We studied the results of blood tests, microbiology, and the clinical and radiological outcome one year after diagnosis. Only one patient was sickle-cell positive and three were HIV-positive. Non-typhoidal Salmonella species accounted for...

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Journal:
Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume More from this journal
Volume:
84
Issue:
8
Pages:
1167-1172
Publication date:
2002-11-01
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ISSN:
0301-620X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:109589
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uuid:22fe49df-d1f0-4ff7-a273-8b09638216bc
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109589
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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