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Document type:
Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't 
Author(s):
Prodinger, Peter M; Pilge, Hakan; Banke, Ingo J; Bürklein, Dominik; Gradinger, Reiner; Miethke, Thomas; Holzapfel, Boris M 
Title:
Acute osteomyelitis of the humerus mimicking malignancy: Streptococcus pneumoniae as exceptional pathogen in an immunocompetent adult. 
Abstract:
Chronic osteomyelitis due to direct bone trauma or vascular insufficiency is a frequent problem in orthopaedic surgery. In contrast, acute haematogenous osteomyelitis represents a rare entity that almost exclusively affects prepubescent children or immunodeficient adults.In this article, we report the case of acute pneumococcal osteomyelitis of the humerus in an immunocompetent and otherwise healthy 44-year-old male patient presenting with minor inflammation signs and misleading clinical feature...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Infect Dis 
Year:
2013 
Journal volume:
13 
Pages contribution:
266 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
1471-2334 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene; Klinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Sportorthopädie