Bone and Joint Infections in Children and Adolescents in Luanda, Angola

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Pääkkönen, M.; Pelkonen, T.; Joaquim, G.; Bernandino, L.; Pöyhiä, T.; Roine, I.; Peltola, H. Bone and Joint Infections in Children and Adolescents in Luanda, Angola. Osteology 2021, 1, 80-85.

Title: Bone and Joint Infections in Children and Adolescents in Luanda, Angola
Author: Pääkkönen, Markus; Pelkonen, Tuula; Joaquim, Guilhermino; Bernandino, Luis; Pöyhiä, Tiina; Roine, Irmeli; Peltola, Heikki
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Date: 2021-04-19
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/329342
Abstract: We reviewed the characteristics of children hospitalized for bone and joint infections in Luanda, Angola. In a retrospective chart review of 45 patients with childhood osteomyelitis or septic arthritis, 51% of the patients had sickle cell disease, and these patients presented with lower hemoglobin and needed blood transfusion more frequently (<i>p</i> &lt; 0.05). Out of all patients, 64% underwent surgical procedures; a pathological fracture occurred in 31% of the patients.


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