F. A. Waldvogel, M.D.; G. Medoff, M.D.; M. N. Swartz, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Two hundred forty-seven cases of osteomyelitis were reviewed at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, during 1963 through 1966. At least two of the three following criteria were required for diagnosis: characteristic pathology, typical X rays, or positive bacteriology. Infections were divided into three categories: hematogenous (62 cases), associated with vascular insufficiency (31 cases), and secondary to invasion from contiguous foci (154 cases).
Half of the hematogenous infections occurred in patients over the age of 20. The femur was most frequently involved (30 cases), followed in frequency by vertebral (12), tibial (10), and humeral (16) in volvement. Staphylococcus aureus was the
Waldvogel FA, Medoff G, Swartz MN. Osteomyelitis: Review of Current Experience.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1092. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1092_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1092.
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