Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 3, P245-246, 1971

A case of anaerobic streptococcal osteomyelitis following a simple fracture of a rib

  • J.M. Holton
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    The Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, UK
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      A case of anaerobic streptococcal osteomyelitis following a crack fracture of the left fifth rib is described. In this example of a complication rare in simple fractures, the source of infection was thought to be the patient's carious teeth, and the route of infection a bacteriaemia.
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