Which lab tests are performed in the workup of pediatric pneumococcal osteomyelitis/septic arthritis?

Updated: Jan 14, 2019
  • Author: Meera Varman, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Procedures include surgical biopsy or joint aspiration; fluid or bone is cultured for the organism.

Perform blood culture because bacteremia is often present as well.


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