A 12 Day- Old Female Infant Diagnosed with Pelvic Osteomyelitis in the Pediatric Emergency Department

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Oktay M. A., Derinöz Güleryüz O., Hırfanoğlu İ. M., Çolak Ö., Tomar Güneysu S.

J Clin Med Img Case Rep, vol.2, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


Osteomyelitis (OM) is a bacterial disease that is very rare in newborns and has devastating consequences. Neonatal OM is seen in 1-3 in 1000 babies. We presented a 12-day-old female baby who was brought to the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED). Because she could not move her leg. She did not have fever and septic appearance and had a history of hospitalization in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; acute phase reactants were high and radiological imaging performed gradually was consistent with OM. Our patient is the youngest patient who was diagnosed with pelvic OM upon admission to the PED. Early diagnosis and treatment prevent complications and sequels.