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Guys this was driving me crazy, but finally found it and decided to share
so i found the three main causes of osteomyelitis in s.c.anemia patients:

#1 SALMONELLA
#2 E.COLI (k capsule)
#3 S.AUREUS

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Kaplan stays S. aureus is still most common overall, even in sickle cell pts, but that Salmonella is more common in sickle cell pts compared to general population.

The controversy lives on
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Kaplan stays S. aureus is still most common overall, even in sickle cell pts, but that Salmonella is more common in sickle cell pts compared to general population.

The controversy lives on
UW says and i quote:
Staph is the most common cause in the general population but in SCA patients it accounts for less than one quarter of all cases of osteomyelitis.
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UW says and i quote:
Staph is the most common cause in the general population but in SCA patients it accounts for less than one quarter of all cases of osteomyelitis.
so that confirms what i also found in uworld. staph behind osteomyelitis in sickle cell anemia is not the #1 cause.

orthores2be you are right, on my live lectures DR. moscatello stressed that if they show a question which had BOTH staph and salmonella and it was "what was the cause behind osteomyelitis in sca" we should put STAPH, i flagged it, marked it, highlighted it lol,
BUT then i did uworld, and this is what i found, it totally contradicts kaplan. and i did some mini research yesterday (this is why i said it was driving me crazy) but im going with uworld for the step1.
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in kaplan videos i have ...kim moscatello says that in case if its a osteomyelitis in sickle cell patient then you must answer salmonella otherwise its an staph aureus....i dunno why she contradicted her own statement in live lectures..
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in kaplan videos i have ...kim moscatello says that in case if its a osteomyelitis in sickle cell patient then you must answer salmonella otherwise its an staph aureus....i dunno why she contradicted her own statement in live lectures..
Hi Guys!

Check FA 2014 pag 172-Osteomielitis:
Is explained it as UW...Over all(if you don't have Key words for other diseases)=Aureus and SSD=Salmonella
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