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Obturator abscess in children: a delayed diagnosis
  1. Osama Anwaar1,2,
  2. Maria Carrillo3,
  3. Steven B Welch1,
  4. Vijay Iyer1,2
  1. 1Paediatrics Department, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Paediatric, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  3. 3Radiology Department, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Osama Anwaar, Department of Paediatrics, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; osamaanwaar786{at}gmail.com

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A previously healthy 10-year-old girl presented with 3 days of fever, right groin pain and a limp. She had been active on a new bicycle in the last few days without a definite history of trauma. She had mild perineal tenderness; musculoskeletal and gynaecological examinations were otherwise normal.

Blood tests showed a C reactive protein of 162 mg/L without leucocytosis. Pelvic ultrasound was unremarkable and blood culture was sterile. She was treated with intravenous ceftriaxone, but her …

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  • Contributors OA: involved in the management of the patient as well as in drafting and literature review of the report. MC: reported the MRI and worked on selecting the appropriate images for the report. VI: managed and diagnosed the patient. SBW: main consultant involved in the management of the patient, and assisted with drafting, gaining parental consent and literature review of the report.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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