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Chinawa JM

Dr, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria


  • Case Report   
    Acute Osteomyelitis as Cause of Late Sepsis in a Nigerian Neonate
    Author(s): Odetunde OI, Aderibigbe AO, Chinawa JM*, Odetunde OA, Okenwa WO and Onyemaechi Ndubisi OC

    Neonatal osteomyelitis (NO) is said to be rare and uncommonly reported in the subâÂ??Â??region. Although this may be true, either because the cases are underâÂ??Â??diagnosed, unreported or underâÂ??Â??reported. The diagnosis is clinical and supported with blood culture or the aspiration of pus with radiological findings. We report a case of a neonate with acute osteomyelitis of the right femur, diagnosed at 10th day of life, which was confirmed with blood culture and radiogram findings of the right upper thigh of the baby. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented reported case of NO from the southâÂ??Â??eastern Nigeria. It is imperative to recognize the clinical presentation necessary to raise the suspicion of NO and other focal infection in the newborn. With thorough examination .. Read More»

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