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Pol Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Mar 31;79:23-9.

Acute pediatric septic arthritis: a systematic review of literature and current controversies.

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), New Delhi, India.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Bokaro General Hospital, Bokaro, India.


We present a review of the current literature and the author's opinion regarding Septic arthritis in the pediatric age group. The etiopathogenesis, clinical features, the laboratory parameters for diagnosis and monitoring of treatment, radiological features, are discussed along-with the debatable issues pertaining to the choice of antibiotics, their duration, and the need and mode of surgical drainage and mobilization of the joint.

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