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Osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis after spontaneous vaginal delivery.

Authors
  • Dunk, Rikke Arildsen
  • Langhoff-Roos, Jens
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2010
Volume
2010
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2610.R1
PMID: 22789689
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Osteomyelitis ossis pubis is a painful disorder. It is rare following a normal vaginal delivery. In two cases, the diagnosis was verified by an ultrasound-guided needle aspiration postpartum. Both recovered after treatment with relevant antibiotics. The condition is easily misinterpreted as one of more common disorders like pelvic girdle pain, inflammation, diastasis or distortion of the pubic symphysis joint. If not recognised and treated, the condition can have severe consequences.

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