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How to identify DVT faster in pediatric osteomyelitis

Key clinical point: Osteomyelitis patients with deep vein thrombosis are much sicker than those without DVT.

Major finding: Seven risk factors are useful in raising suspicion that a child with osteomyelitis had DVT.

Study details: This was a retrospective study of the medical records of more than 900,000 Texas children.

Disclosures: Dr. Copley reported having no relevant financial conflicts.


 

REPORTING FROM ESPID 2018

More than 90% of children with AHO and DVT underwent surgery, with a mean of 2.7 surgeries per child, in contrast to the group with AHO without DVT, 55% of whom had surgery, with a mean of 0.7 surgeries per child.

Of note, there was no significant difference in the occurrence of pulmonary embolism between children with DVT without AHO versus those with DVT and AHO, with a rate of about 10% in both groups.

Dr. Copley reported having no relevant financial conflicts.

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