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Immunodeficiency and infantile bone and joint infection.
  1. K N Kuo,
  2. G C Lloyd-Roberts,
  3. I M Orme,
  4. J F Soothill

    Abstract

    Fifteen patients with infantile bone and joint infections were studied immunologically and clinically, 3 at the time of illness and 12 later. Abnormality of immunoglobulins, or complement, or phagocytes was found in 9 patients; 6 were within normal limits for the tests undertaken. Immunodeficiency is probably responsible for the subdued clinical signs of infection and for delayed diagnosis in some patients. It was also related to the extent of femoral head damage in infective arthritis of the hip and to the incidence of wound infection in late elective surgery.

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