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1 Osteomyelitis in Children
Dr. Robert Deane Janeway

2 Outline Age Incidence Etiology Pathophysiology Presentation
Laboratory investigations Imaging Treatment Surgery Complications Summary Special Groups

3 Age / Incidence / Etiology
1/1000 – 1/ Male > Female Pre antibiotic era ……20-50% mortality

4 Age / Incidence / Etiology
Advances in treatment Earlier dx Antibiotic tx Surgery less delay Children better nourished

5 Age / Incidence / Etiology
Glasgow incidence decreased New Zealand……. Madri > Whites South Africa…….. Black > Whites Changing disease / Changing organism Seasonal Variation Nutritional status, climate, lifestyle

6 Age / Incidence / Etiology
H Flu Big cause 1970’s 1-4 yrs Now decreased due to vaccinations Kingella Kingae OM in older kids Septic Arthritis 1-3 yrs Neonates separate group

7 Pathophysiology Poorly defined Direct inoculation Hematogenous spread
Local invasion

8 Pathophysiology Infection Starts in Metaphysis
Arteriole Loop / Venous Lakes Spread via Volkman’s canal / Haversian system Endothelium Leaks

9 Pathophysiology Few phagocytes in Zone of Hypertrophy
Highest incidence in fastest growing bone Tubular > Flat bones

10 Pathophysiology Gaps in endothelium metaphyseal vessel  Bacteria pass
Adhere to Type 1 collagen Increase pressure in bone/ decrease blood flow Bone infarction / Dead Bone (sequestrum)

11 Pathophysiology Spread via Volkman Canal  Subperiosteal Pus
Cortex breaks down May spread to joint Hip / Shoulder / Fibula / Proximal Humerus

12 Pathophysiology Role of Trauma Rabbit experiment
IV injection of bacteria With # start in hematoma

13 Pathophysiology Role of growth plate Over 18/12 Impermeable to spread
Under 18/12 infection crosses growth plate

14 Pathophysiology

15 Pathophysiology 1st osteoblasts die
Lymphocytes release osteoclast activating factor Hole in bone

16 Diagnosis Pain Fever Lethargy Anorexia
Neonate peudoparalysis NWB Failure to use limb Fever Lethargy Anorexia Swelling (neonates / older kids)

17 Pathophysiology Bloodwork CBC Diff ESR CRP Blood Culture

18 Pathophysiology WBC increased 30-40% Left Shift 65%
ESR increased 91%……….24-36hrs CRP increased 97%…………4-6hrs

19 Pathophysiology CRP More rapid than ESR 2-4 hrs …..peak 72hrs
10-30x normal Systemic ds (trauma, tumor)

20 Pathophysiology Blood Culture + 30-60% Decreased with antibiotic
Multiple cultures no significant increase in yield 48 hours to get most organisms

21 Diagnosis Pus aspiration 70% bone + cultures Septic arthritis
Gram stain Lymphocyte count % polymorphs > = Septic arthritis > in some series also in JRA

22 Diagnosis Do blood and joint cultures
One or other not always +ve in same pt Gram stain +ve 1/3 bone and joint aspirations Future looking for bacteria DNA / RNA

23 Lab Diagnosis WBC not reliable Acute phase reactants
False sense of security 25% increased Mayo clinic 65% diff abnormal Acute phase reactants Change in plasma proteins d/t cytokines

24 Diagnosis ESR CRP Nonspecific acute phase reactant
Depends on fibrinogen concentration Increased hrs Increased in 90% of cases Not affected by antibiotic tx CRP Increased in 98% of cases

25 Radiology Plain xray Soft tissue swelling 48hrs
Sensitivity 43-75% Specificity 75-83% Soft tissue swelling 48hrs Periosteal reaction 5-7d Osteolysis 10d to 2 wks (need 50% bone loss)

26 Radiology Tc99 24-48hrs +ve Bone aspiration DOES NOT give false +ve
Decreased uptake in early phase d/t increased pressure “cold” scan up to 100% PPV

27 Radiology Gallium Indium Monoclonal antibodies 48 hrs to do
Non specific Indium I131 leucocytes 24hrs to prepare Monoclonal antibodies Not proven to be better

28 Radiology MRI Marrow and soft tissue swelling Good in spine and pelvis
Sensitivity % Specificity % PPV = Tc99 Marrow and soft tissue swelling Good in spine and pelvis

29 Radiology T1 Best for acute infection Gadolinium helps
Changes similar to # Infarct Bruise Tumor Post surgical Sympathetic edema

30 Radiology CT Gas sequestrum

31 Treatment Mostly medical Timing !! Sx to improve local environment
Remove infected devitalized bone Decompress abscess cavity Timing !! Early antibiotic before necrosis / pus then sx less likely to be needed

32 Treatment Antibiotic treatment Follow WBC / ESR/ CRP
Parenteral / oral combinations Often empirical Serum level more important than route Follow WBC / ESR/ CRP Organism / sensitivity

33 Treatment Treatment Failure High doses
Poor oral absorption / compliance Inadequate monitoring of serum levels Delay in Sx

34 Treatment Previously start IV Follow ESR to guide switch to oral
Newer studies Follow CRP Shorter period of tx needed IV 5d / total 23 d tx Cephalosporin 150mg/kd/day

35 Treatment Neonates No studies, little evidence CRP / ESR not reliable
Oral absorption not reliable Therefore IV neonates Cloxacillin

36 Treatment Longer treatment required Pelvis Vertebrae Diskitis

37 Treatment Surgical intervention Sx less frequent with newer antibiotic
Controversial indications Hole in bone not always Sx If purulent aspirate Sx necessary Sx less frequent with newer antibiotic 22-83% earlier studies 8-43% recent studies

38 Treatment Surgery Indicated Subperiosteal Abscess Soft Tissue abscess
Bone Abscess Failure of clinical response to antibiotic Associated septic arthritis

39 Complications Infection Complications Antibiotic Complications
Recurrence Chronic osteo Pathologic fracture Growth plate injury Antibiotic Complications Diarrhea N+V Rash Thrombocytopenia Neutropenia

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