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An unusual etiology of osteomyelitis

  • Hichem MnifEmail author
  • Makram Zrig
  • Karim Amara
  • Sabeur Hammami
  • Mustapha Koubaa
  • Mohamed Neji Gueddiche
  • Abderrazek Abid
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Abstract

While skin and soft-tissue complication of varicella are well known, osteomyelitis secondary to varicella is rarely reported in the literature. We describe a case of 3-year-child with varicella associated with pandiaphysal osteomyelitis caused by streptococcus type A β hemolytic.

Keywords

Varicella Osteomyelitis Complication 

Notes

Conflict of interest statement

No funds were received in support of this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hichem Mnif
    • 1
    Email author
  • Makram Zrig
    • 1
  • Karim Amara
    • 1
  • Sabeur Hammami
    • 2
  • Mustapha Koubaa
    • 1
  • Mohamed Neji Gueddiche
    • 2
  • Abderrazek Abid
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMonastir Fattouma-Bourguiba Teaching HospitalMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsMonastir Fattouma-Bourguiba Teaching HospitalMonastirTunisia

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