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This article reviews what is known about the incidence, aetiology, presentation, bacteriology and management of septic arthritis in children. It compares where possible the different presentations and characteristics of this condition in the Western and sub-Saharan African regions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s00264-006-0169-9

Type

Journal article

Journal

International orthopaedics

Publication Date

04/2007

Volume

31

Pages

137 - 144

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Blantyre, Malawi. chris.lavy@virgin.net

Keywords

Cartilage, Articular, Synovial Fluid, Shoulder Joint, Humans, Salmonella Infections, Arthritis, Infectious, Arthroscopy, Prognosis, Prevalence, Child, Africa South of the Sahara, Africa, Western