• Multidrug-resistant chronic osteomyelitis complicating war injury in Iraqi civilians

      Murphy, Richard A; Ronat, Jean-Baptiste; Fakhri, Rasheed M; Herard, Patrick; Blackwell, Nikki; Abgrall, Sophie; Anderson, Deverick J; Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, New York, New York; Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, France; Médecins Sans Frontières, Amman, Jordan; University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; Division of Infectious Diseases, Avicenne Hospital, Bobigny, France; Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011-07)
      War-related orthopedic injury is frequently complicated by environmental contamination and delays in management, placing victims at increased risk for long-term infectious complications. We describe, among Iraqi civilians with war-related chronic osteomyelitis, the bacteriology of infection at the time of admission.