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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 World Congress on Infectious Diseases 2022 - Maria Teresa Rosanova
University of Buenos Aires, 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 MD-PhD. Pediatric Infectologist
Doctor of Medicine from the University of Buenos Aires
Clinical Head of the Infectious Disease Service Hospital de Pediatría Juan P. Garrahan.