A Case of Neonatal Urosepsis with Multifocal Osteoarthritis: Could Ultrasonography Change the Clinical Course?

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Giovanni Ottonello 1 , Angelica 1 , Maria Elisabetta Trudu 1 , Carmela Porcu 2 , Vassilios Fanos 1 , *

1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Puericulture Institute and Neonatal Section, University of Cagliari, Italy

2 Institute of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Cagliari, Italy

How to Cite: Ottonello G, A, Trudu M E, Porcu C, Fanos V. A Case of Neonatal Urosepsis with Multifocal Osteoarthritis: Could Ultrasonography Change the Clinical Course?, Iran J Radiol. Online ahead of Print ; 10(3):169-171. doi: 10.5812/iranjradiol.4079.

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Iranian Journal of Radiology: 10 (3); 169-171
Published Online: August 29, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: January 3, 2012
Accepted: July 21, 2012
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Abstract

An eleven-day boy neonate with a fetal anamnesis of grade 1 bilateral hydronephrosis according to the grading of the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU), came to our attention for an acute osteoarthritis secondary to urosepsis. In the urological follow-up, a severe bilateral vesico-ureteral reflux (VUR) was diagnosed. An early post-natal, reno-vesicle ultrasound evaluation could have changed the clinical course of our patient.

Keywords

Infant, Newborn Osteomyelitis Pyelonephritis Pyelectasis Ultrasonography

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