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For how long should antibiotics be given in acute paediatric septic arthritis? A prospective audit of 96 cases.

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Ninety-six cases of uncomplicated acute septic arthritis in children aged 12 years and under were treated by arthrotomy under general anaesthesia, saline washout and antibiotics for six weeks. They were prospectively studied for 24 weeks to assess clinical, haematological and radiological changes. Clinical improvement was most marked in the first two weeks and did not change significantly after six weeks. Haematological indices (haemoglobin concentration, serum white cell count and erythrocyt...

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10.1258/004947507782332775

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Journal:
Tropical doctor
Volume:
37
Issue:
4
Pages:
195-197
Publication date:
2007-10-05
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EISSN:
1758-1133
ISSN:
0049-4755
URN:
uuid:d6186e3a-c98a-484d-9f61-c7669ff3fd22
Source identifiers:
109669
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pubs:109669

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