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Managing bone and joint infection in children

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There is little high quality evidence on which to base the management of bone and joint infections in children. This pragmatic practice note aims to provide a consensus framework of best current practice prior to the availability of data from large national randomised controlled trials. For straightforward infection in previously normal children, recent trends suggest that shorter length of intravenous therapy with switch to oral treatment is acceptable, although this is not the case for the management of complex infections including those with multifocal disease, significant bone destruction, resistant or unusual pathogens, sepsis or in immunosuppressed children. Flowsheets for management based on the evidence reviewed are presented.

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Faust, Saul N., Clark, Julia, Pallett, Ann and Clarke, Nicholas M.P. (2012) Managing bone and joint infection in children Archives of Disease in Childhood (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301089). (PMID:22440930).

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Published date: 23 March 2012
Organisations: Human Development & Health

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Local EPrints ID: 337546
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337546
ISSN: 0003-9888
PURE UUID: 659466e3-377d-433f-8fc9-ee90933465ba
ORCID for Saul N. Faust: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3410-7642

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2012 10:33
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:02

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Author: Saul N. Faust ORCID iD
Author: Julia Clark
Author: Ann Pallett

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