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dc.contributor.authorMorse, Levi P-
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jonathan-
dc.contributor.authorMehta, Janak-
dc.contributor.authorWard, Linda-
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Allen C-
dc.contributor.authorCurrie, Bart J-
dc.date2013-
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-15T23:01:22Z-
dc.date.available2018-05-15T23:01:22Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of orthopaedics 2013; 10(2): 86-91-
dc.identifier.issn0972-978X-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10137/5622-
dc.description.abstractThe gram-negative organism, Burkholderia pseudomallei, is responsible for the disease melioidosis. Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis due to B. pseudomallei are rare but recognised presentations of the disease. A prospective database of all cases of melioidosis in the Northern Territory of Australia has been kept since October 1989. Entries to April 2009 were reviewed and cases involving bone and/or joint were investigated. We also present in detail the case reports of 3 presentations of bone and joint melioidosis. There were 536 presentations of melioidosis during the 20-year study period. Amongst these, there were 13 patients with primary septic arthritis and 7 cases of primary osteomyelitis. Septic arthritis and osteomyelitis were secondary to primary melioidosis elsewhere in 14 and 7 patients respectively. Melioidosis patients with bone/joint involvement were more likely to be Indigenous (p = 0.006) and female (p = 0.023) compared to patients with other presentations of disease. Timely microbiological diagnosis and prompt treatment of melioidosis involving bone and/or joint with appropriate intravenous antibiotics is important, as is adequate surgical drainage and debridement where indicated. A subsequent protracted course of antibiotic eradication therapy is important to avoid relapse of disease.-
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dc.language.isoeng-
dc.subjectBone-
dc.subjectInfection-
dc.subjectMelioidosis-
dc.subjectOsteomyelitis-
dc.subjectSeptic arthritis-
dc.titleOsteomyelitis and septic arthritis from infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei: A 20-year prospective melioidosis study from northern Australia.-
dc.typeJournal Article-
dc.identifier.journaltitleJournal of orthopaedics-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jor.2013.04.001-
dc.identifier.pubmedidhttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24403756-
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationMenzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.affiliationDepartment of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Royal Darwin Hospital, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia ; Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, NT 0811, Australia..-
dc.identifier.pubmedurihttps://www.ezpdhcs.nt.gov.au/login?url=https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24403756-
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