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Dinesh Kumar1, Priya Mehrishi2 , Sameer Singh Faujdar2, Satish Kumar2 and Amisha Sharma2
1Department of Microbiology, Krishna Mohan Medical College & Hospital, Mathura – 281123, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2Department of Microbiology, Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College and Hospital, Solan – 173 229, Himachal Pradesh, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2021;15(3):1320-1324 | Article Number: 6953 | © The Author(s). 2021
Received: 26/03/2021 | Accepted: 26/06/2021 | Published: 09/07/2021

Occurrence of Staphylococcus aureus in children with osteomyelitis. This study was conducted at K. M. M. C. & Hospital, Mathura (UP). A total of 60 patients with osteomyelitis contributed to this study from October 2017 to October 2019. Patients with known immunodeficiency syndromes were excluded. Specimen collections were meticulously performed to avoid contamination which was accomplished by needle aspiration or surgical sampling. Staphylococcus aureus was recovered in more than half of the cases of osteomyelitis in both infants and children. Amikacin, Clindamycin and Cefazolin were effective in such cases. The distal end of the femur and upper-end tibia were the most common sites of infection where boys were more infected than girls. The haematogenous route was the main cause of the transmission of osteomyelitis in children. Principally Staphylococcus aureus causes the majority of cases of osteomyelitis in children followed by H. influenza, Group B Streptococcus, P. aeruginosa, E. coli and Serratia marcescens.


Osteomyelitis, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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