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Epidemiology and Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns in Pyogenic Bone and Joint Infections in Children

Volume 9 | Issue 1 | January-April 2023 | Page: 07-12 | Amit Sharma, G Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Garima Sharma, Pallavi Sharma, Sange Negi

DOI- https://doi.org/10.13107/ijpo.2023.v09.i01.149

Authors: Amit Sharma [1] MS Ortho., G Nirmal Raj Gopinathan [2] MS Ortho., Garima Sharma [3] MD Microbiology, Pallavi Sharma [4] MS ObGy., Sange Negi [1] MS Ortho.

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
[2] Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
[3] Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
[4] Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Medical College Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Garima Sharma,
Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
E-mail: garimaserene@gmail.com


Staphylococcus aureus is the most common organism causing paediatric bone and joint infections accounting for 86% of pus culture-positive cases. Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major challenge in the tertiary care setting as the majority (56%) of all pus culture postive cases were MRSA. The male to female ratio in these infections was approximately 2:1. The lower limbs were affected in the majority of children with osteomyelitis (OM) with hip joint being the commonest (50%) followed by the knee. Broad spectrum antibiotics were used emperically in 40% of cases prior to referral to a tertiary care centre. MRSA infections were associated with a higher likelihood of complications.
Keywords: Paediatric, Pyogenic, Bone and joint infections, Antibiotic practices


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How to Cite this Article: Sharma A, Gopinathan GNR, Sharma G, Sharma P, Negi S | Epidemiology and Antibiotic Sensitivity Patterns in Pyogenic Bone and Joint Infections in Children | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | January-April 2023; 9(1): 07-12 | https://doi.org/10.13107/ijpo.2023.v09.i01.149

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