The spectrum of radiographic abnormalities accompanying bone and joint infection that results from human bites of the hand is presented in an analyis of 13 patients. Features include mono-articular involvement, predilection for a metacarpophalangeal joint, soft tissue swelling, joint space narrowing, bone erosions and periostitis. Magnification techniques may be required for early and accurate diagnosis.
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Resnick, D., Pineda, C.J., Weisman, M.H. et al. Osteomyelitis and septic arthritis of the hand following human bites. Skeletal Radiol 14, 263–266 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00352616
- Bite, human
- Hand, infection
- Bone, infection