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Neonatal osteomyelitis of the first rib causing lung abscess
  1. Sijo K John,
  2. Sundeep Payyanur Thotan,
  3. Vijay Kumar,
  4. Santosh Prabhu
  1. Department of Paediatric Surgery, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sundeep Payyanur Thotan,{at}


Rib osteomyelitis (OM) is a rare disease that occurs in ∼1% or less of all haematogenous OM. Acute OM of the rib has rarely been reported and its treatment is difficult. Prompt recognition and aggressive treatment will reduce mortality and morbidity in a new born.

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  • Contributors VK, SP, SPT and SKJ were involved in the treatment of the patient. SKJ conceived and drafted the initial version of the article. SKJ and SPT have involved in the drafting the revision of the article. VK, SP, SPT and SKJ have read and approved the final version submitted. SKJ and SPT are responsible for the contents of the article as guarantors. All authors are in agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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