Fusobacterium nucleatum osteomyelitis in 3 previously healthy children: A case series and review of the literature

Seth W. Gregory, Thomas G. Boyce, A. Noelle Larson, Robin Patel, Mary Anne Jackson

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e155-e159
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Anaerobic osteomyelitis
  • Epiphyseal lesion
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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