Group B Streptococcal Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis: Its Occurrence in Infants Less Than 2 Months Old

Iqbal A. Memon, Norman M. Jacobs, Tsu F. Yeh, Lawrence D. Lilien

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Nine infants less than 2 months of age with group B streptococcal (GBS) osteomyelitis or septic arthritis, or both, were seen from January 1975 through January 1978. The infants had local joint signs, usually in the absence of systemic signs. The bones and joints involved were equally distributed between proximal humerus and proximal and distal femur. An infant had involvement of the talus. Treatment consisted of two to three weeks of parenteral antibiotics, arthrotomy in infants with arthritis, and bone decompression in infants with osteomyelitis. Clinical follow-up showed normal growth and function of the affected joint. Of the organisms, five were typed: four were type III and one was type lb. Group B streptococcal osteomyelitis and/or septic arthritis was the second most common late-onset GBS infection, being surpassed only by meningitis. (Am J Dis Child 133:921-923, 1979.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-923
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume133
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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Infectious Arthritis
Osteomyelitis
Joints
Bone and Bones
Talus
Streptococcal Infections
Humerus
Decompression
Meningitis
Femur
Arthritis
Age Groups
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Growth

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Group B Streptococcal Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis : Its Occurrence in Infants Less Than 2 Months Old. / Memon, Iqbal A.; Jacobs, Norman M.; Yeh, Tsu F.; Lilien, Lawrence D.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 133, No. 9, 01.01.1979, p. 921-923.

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