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Journal of Bone and Joint Infection An open-access journal of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society and the MusculoSkeletal Infection Society
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JBJI | Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 21–32, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-21-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
J. Bone Joint Infect., 6, 21–32, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/jbji-6-21-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review 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 et al.

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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.
Accurate diagnosis of bone infections underlying bed sores is essential. Microscopic examination...
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