Tom smith arthritis is the:
|A||Acute gonocoecal arthritis|
|B||Small pox arthritis|
|C||Septic arthritis of infancy|
|D||Chronic pyogenic arthritis|
Septic arthritis of infancy
Septic Arthritis in Infancy (Tom Smith Arthritis)
It is a septic arthritis of the hip seen in infants.
a. The onset is acute with rapid abscess formation, which may burst out or be incised and heals rapidly. Telescopy test is positive.
b. Clinically, this condition closely resembles a congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH)