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Table 2 Inclusion and exclusion criteria of selected studies

From: Italian consensus on the therapeutic management of uncomplicated acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in children

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Subacute or acute infectious osteomyelitis due to bacterial etiology Subacute or chronic non-infectious osteomyelitis or articles related to non-bacterial (e.g., fungal, or mycobacterial) osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis in children aged 28 days to 18 years-old Osteomyelitis in patients aged < 28 days and > 18 years-old
Uncomplicated osteomyelitis Complicated osteomyelitis
Osteomyelitis not caused by surgery or trauma Osteomyelitis caused by surgery or trauma
Osteomyelitis onset in healthy children Osteomyelitis in children with underlying chronic, onco-hematological or immunodeficiency disorders
Cohort studies or case reports including more of 10 patients Guidelines