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6th Edition of World Congress on Infectious Diseases

June 24-26, 2024 | Paris, France

June 24 -26, 2024 | Paris, France
Infection 2022

Maria Teresa Rosanova

Speaker at Infectious Diseases Conferences - Maria Teresa Rosanova
Hospital Juan p garrahan, Argentina
Title : OSTEOMYELITIS IN PEDIATRIC BURN PATIENTS in a pediatric burn unit from Argentina


Introduction: Osteomyelitis in burn patients is rare. Objective: To describe the clinical, microbiological and evolution characteristics of burned children with osteomyelitis hospitalized in a high complexity hospital.
Goal. To describe the clinical, microbiological and outcome of children diagnosed with osteomyelitis hospitalized in a tertiary Pediatric Burn Unit.
Methods: Retrospective and descriptive study carried out during the period from January 2007 to January 2017.
Results: Of a total of 600 burned children, 12 presented osteomyelitis (incidence of 2%). Eleven patients presented burns due to direct fire. The median age was 42.5 months (interquartile range -IQR- 27-118 months) and the burned area was 33.5% (IQR 18.5-58%). Osteomyelitis was diagnosed a median of 30 days post-burn. The most frequent locations were the upper extremities and the calvaria. Fever was the most common clinical manifestation. The most frequently isolated microorganisms in bone tissue were fungi in 9 patients. All presented compatible pathological anatomy. The median of treatment was 44.5 days (IQR 34.5-65.5 days). Six patients presented motor sequelae and 1 patient died


Dr. Maria Teresa Rosanova holds the esteemed title of Pediatric Infectologist, with dual qualifications in MD-PhD. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Buenos Aires. Presently, she serves as the Clinical Head of the Infectious Disease Service Hospital de Pediatría Juan P. Garrahan.