Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
26 Aug 2020
Review |  | 26 Aug 2020

Diagnosing pelvic osteomyelitis in patients with pressure ulcers: a systematic review comparing bone histology with alternative diagnostic modalities

Maria Chicco, Prashant Singh, Younatan Beitverda, Gillian Williams, Hassan Hirji, and Guduru Gopal Rao


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Accurate diagnosis of bone infections underlying bed sores is essential. Microscopic examination of bone samples is the preferred method for diagnosis, but alternative modalities are commonly used in everyday practice. We conducted a systematic review comparing results of microscopic examination with those of alternative modalities. Our study did not find any other method to be a reliable alternative for the diagnosis of bone infections underlying bed sores compared to microscopic examination.