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Acute osteomyelitis is acommon condition in children. Only early diagnosis prevents complications. Thelocation at the pubic bones is very rare, even exceptional at the pubissymphis. We report a case of osteomyelitis of the pubis in a young athlete of14 years old whose symptoms were discussing an acute abdomen, to illustrate theunusual clinical presentation, so as not to miss the diagnosis and avoid unnecessarylaparotomy.

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Osteomyelitis; Pubis; Childhood; Athlete; Acute Abdominal Pain

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Chater, L. , Atarraf, K. and Afifi, M. 2013 Osteomyelitis of the pubis in a young athlete revealed by severe abdominal pain. Open Journal of Pediatrics, 3, 291-293. doi: 10.4236-ojped.2013.34052.





Author: Lamiae Chater, Karima Atarraf, Moulay Abderrahmane Afifi

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