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Case Report  |   August 1991
Red eyes and red rash with fever: an uncommon initial presentation for staphylococcal obturator abscess with adjacent ischial osteomyelitis
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Case Report   |   August 1991
Red eyes and red rash with fever: an uncommon initial presentation for staphylococcal obturator abscess with adjacent ischial osteomyelitis
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1991, Vol. 91, 807. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.8.807
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1991, Vol. 91, 807. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1991.91.8.807
Abstract

"Red eyes and red rash with fever" is a common pediatric complaint; however, it is an uncommon initial presentation for staphylococcal obturator abscess with adjacent ischial osteomyelitis. The case of a 13-year-old boy who was admitted to the hospital with conjunctivitis, erythematous maculopapular lesions, and fever and had this final diagnosis is reported. The differential diagnosis included various bacterial diseases, several viral illnesses, and rickettsial disease.