Osteomyelitis in an infant

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Not moving leg for three days.

Patient Data

Age: Six months
Gender: Male
X-ray

In the lateral distal femoral metadiaphysis is an ill-defined lytic lesion with some surrounding sclerosis. There is extension to the physis but the ossified epiphysis appears normal. There is a thick periosteal reaction along the femur with associated soft tissue swelling. 

Case Discussion

The lesion was confirmed to be osteomyelitis on wash-out by the orthopaedic surgeons. 

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Case information

rID: 41879
Case created: 23rd Dec 2015
Last edited: 22nd May 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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