Odontoid Osteomyelitis in Children: Illustrative Case Reports and Review of the Literature.

Zimmermann, Petra Sabine; Ritz, Nicole; Stranzinger, Enno (2016). Odontoid Osteomyelitis in Children: Illustrative Case Reports and Review of the Literature. Pediatric infectious disease journal, 35(8), pp. 920-923. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/INF.0000000000001192

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Odontoid osteomyelitis is a rare disease which is frequently misdiagnosed as torticollis, leading to a delay in diagnosis. We present 2 illustrative cases and a systematic literature review summarizing previously reported cases. Odontoid osteomyelitis should be considered in children presenting with decreased head movements and with elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, particularly without improvement while receiving antiinflammatory treatment. Plain radiographs can be misleading, and magnetic resonance imaging should be performed for better visualization.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Zimmermann, Petra Sabine and Stranzinger, Enno

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0891-3668

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Hofmann

Date Deposited:

19 Apr 2017 13:00

Last Modified:

01 Sep 2017 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/INF.0000000000001192

PubMed ID:

27164466

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94098

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94098

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