Fusobacterium nucleatum is a rare cause of monomicrobial osteomyelitis in children. We describe the cases of 3 children with F. nucleatum osteomyelitis of the distal femoral epiphysis with concurrent septic arthritis and review6 other cases reported in the literature. Our report emphasizes the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for anaerobic osteomyelitis, given its atypical presentation and the unique growth requirements of anaerobic bacteria.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society|
|State||Published - 2015|
- Anaerobic osteomyelitis
- Epiphyseal lesion
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