Inflammations in and about the joints in children are interesting for several reasons. The anatomic diagnosis is very often puzzling. The point of invasion of the infecting germ is frequently impossible to discover; and, finally, the results of early treatment are surprisingly satisfactory, except in cases of general sepsis. In looking over the records of a large number of cases of inflammations in the region of the joints in patients under five years old, it is found that the cases fall naturally into certain groups to which it may be profitable to call attention. My topic does not include tuberculous arthritis, but it is important to keep in mind all the while the picture of tuberculous joint disease in order to mark the contrast to the conditions that will be mentioned. This is all the more necessary because the great body of physicians are prone to consider joint disease
FÉTRA LEL. SUPPURATIVE CONDITIONS IN THE JOINT REGIONS IN INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN. JAMA. 1909;LIII(8):608–611. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550080003002b
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