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Author | John P. Dormans, MD


Managing pediatric musculoskeletal infections:The significant organisms

Septic arthritis and several other types of musculoskeletal infections in children are caused by group A Streptococcus. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a cause of skin infections in the sports community. Neisseria meningitidis in purpura fulminans usually is not associated with direct infection of musculoskeletal structures.