Trauma Associated Acute Navicular Salmonella Osteomyelitis


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Kara S. S., Polat M., TAPISIZ A., TEZER H., Damar C.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.7, no.2, pp.279-281, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.4162
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-281
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Acute osteomyelitis (AOM) is a devastating disease with potential sequela and mortality in case of delay in diagnosis and treatment. Navicula can be involved rarely and Salmonella species can cause AOM in otherwise healthy children. In this report, a 4-year-old boy without immunodeficiency, sickle-cell disease, and any history of gastrointestinal symptoms or suspicious food consumption, but with an ankle sprain history, presented with acute navicular Salmonella osteomyelitis. He recovered without surgical intervention and complication. Trauma can facilitate salmonella osteomyelitis in otherwise healthy children. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can prevent complications and the requirement of surgical interventions in AOM.