Neerav Mullur, Alex Gipsman
1. In a prospective cohort study, white blood cell (WBC) count, absolute neutrophil count (ANC), C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and procalcitonin (PCT) were elevated in pediatric patients with a musculoskeletal infection.
2. WBC count, ANC, CRP, ESR, and PCT were distinguished musculoskeletal infections from Lyme arthritis and other types of inflammatory arthritis.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Bacterial musculoskeletal infections (MSKI) are serious conditions that require rapid recognition and treatment...
August 4, 2023: 2 Minute Medicine