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April 1984

Pubic Osteomyelitis due to Anaerobic Bacteria

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Section of Infectious Diseases) (Drs Jenkins, Raff, and Templeton), Microbiology and Immunology (Dr Raff), and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr Day), University of Louisville School of Medicine, and the Jewish Hospital (Drs Raff, Florman, and Day), Louisville.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(4):842-843. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350160212036

• Osteomyelitis of the pubic bone due to anaerobic bacteria has been reported infrequently, although an entity known as "sterile" osteitis pubis is common to the literature. We have described two cases of pubic osteomyelitis due to anaerobic bacteria, discussed two previously reported cases, and suggested that most cases of what has previously been termed sterile osteitis pubis may actually have been due to anaerobic bacteria that were not isolated because of deficiencies in collection, transport, and culture of clinical specimens. included are the pathogenesis and an approach to the treatment of this entity.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:842-843)

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