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Children diagnosed with AHO, 2011–2012.
Comparison of the Demographics of the Study Population With Children Not Receiving Bone Biopsy
Numbers may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Values are n (%) unless otherwise indicated.
↵a One child each had intestinal atresia, Menke disease, solitary kidney, spina bifida, and 1 new-diagnosis chronic granulomatous disease.
↵b One child who did not receive a biopsy had scapular AHO; 2 children with clavicular and rib osteomyelitis received biopsies.
Clinical and Radiographic Laboratory Findings in Children Undergoing Bone Biopsy
Numbers may not sum to 100% due to rounding. CRP, C-reactive protein; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; WBC, white blood cell count.
↵a Antibiotic pretreatment (number with positive cultures/number receiving antibiotic before bone biopsy): vancomycin 15/19 (79%), clindamycin 6/13 (46%), ceftriaxone 4/4 (100%), oral β-lactam 2/3 (67%), and nafcillin 1/1.
↵b Number with documented positive findings/number with finding documented.
↵c Many patients had >1 MRI finding.
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