Article of interest for 04/30/13 Morning Report: “Etiology of osteomyelitis complicating sickle cell disease.”

Pediatrics. 1998 Feb;101(2):296-7. PMID: 9445507

“This review shows that Salmonella species are the most common cause of osteomyelitis in patients with SCD worldwide. The relative incidence is over twice that of S aureus; however,S aureus was the second most common cause of osteomyelitis in this review. Interestingly, reports before 1981 showed a significantly higher incidence of Salmonella as causative agents in SCD patients with osteomyelitis than in subsequent reports. During these two time periods the ratio of Salmonella to S aureus changed from 7:1 to 1.4:1.”

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