Musculoskeletal infections in children include osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and pyomyositis. Most of these infections are bacterial.
The mother of an 11-month-old boy was concerned by a constellation of symptoms including mild fever and rhinorrhea of several day’s duration, lesions that resembled insect bites on one leg and acute swelling of one foot. Early-stage Henoch-Schnlein purpura was suspected. What is your impression?