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Scand J Infect Dis. 1998;30(3):306-9.

Metacarpal osteomyelitis complicating varicella-associated cellulitis of the hand: report of 2 cases.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA.

Abstract

Hematogenous osteomyelitis is a known complication of varicella. Osteomyelitis accompanying adjacent soft tissue infection, however, has only been described once in the literature. We report 2 cases of metacarpal osteomyelitis complicating varicella-associated cellulitis of the hand. The cases illustrate that this diagnosis should be considered in a patient with varicella, soft tissue infection and lack of clinical improvement despite apparently appropriate therapy.

PMID:
9790144
DOI:
10.1080/00365549850161007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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