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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47-50

An unusual presentation of acute osteomyelitis of tibia with superficial venous thrombosis in a child


1 RVM Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Siddipet, Telangana, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, RVM Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Siddipet, Telangana, India
3 MBBS Student, Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Tarun Kumar Suvvari
Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/am.am_124_20

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Acute hematogenous osteomyelitis is the most common cause of osteomyelitis in children. It requires early diagnosis and treatment to minimize the risk of sequela of growth disturbances and deformity. We present a case of an unusual presentation of osteomyelitis of the tibia with Superficial venous thrombosis in a 2½ year male child, which was 1st ever reported association. A high degree of clinical suspicion of venous thrombosis, especially in pediatrics osteomyelitis, is required, with high C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate levels, as the child presents insidiously.


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