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Osteomyelitis of the pubis in a young athlete revealed by severe abdominal pain

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ABSTRACT

Acute osteomyelitis is a common condition in children. Only early diagnosis prevents complications. The location at the pubic bones is very rare, even exceptional at the pubis symphis. We report a case of osteomyelitis of the pubis in a young athlete of 14 years old whose symptoms were discussing an acute abdomen, to illustrate the unusual clinical presentation, so as not to miss the diagnosis and avoid unnecessary laparotomy.

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Chater, L. , Atarraf, K. and Afifi, M. (2013) Osteomyelitis of the pubis in a young athlete revealed by severe abdominal pain. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 291-293. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2013.34052.

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