Treatment of bone and joint infections: recommendations of a Belgian panel.

Published online: Apr 27 2000

J Levy, W E Peetermans, H Robays, J P Thys, S Van Lierde, R Verdonk, and G A Verpooten.

Department of Paediatrics, Hôpital Universitaire Saint-Pierrè, Brussels, Belgium.


A multidisciplinary panel of Belgian specialists describes the overall therapeutic approach for bone and joint infections. Classification, general methods of investigation, therapeutic options, special circumstances, the role of aminoglycosides and of glycopeptides are described. The possibility of home treatment is discussed, as well as some pharmaco-economic insights.