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Bone and Joint Infections in Children and Adolescents in Luanda, Angola




Julkaisun tekijät: Pääkkönen Markus, Pelkonen Tuula, Joaquim Guilhermino, Bernandino Luis, Pöyhiä Tiina, Roine Irmeli, Peltola Heikki

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Osteology

Volyymi: 1

Julkaisunumero: 2

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/osteology1020008

Verkko-osoite: https://doi.org/10.3390/osteology1020008

Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite: https://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/68578216


Tiivistelmä

We reviewed the characteristics of children hospitalized for bone and joint infections in Luanda, Angola. In a retrospective chart review of 45 patients with childhood osteomyelitis or septic arthritis, 51% of the patients had sickle cell disease, and these patients presented with lower hemoglobin and needed blood transfusion more frequently (p < 0.05). Out of all patients, 64% underwent surgical procedures; a pathological fracture occurred in 31% of the patients.


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