Physeal involvement in chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is a recently recognized disease characterized by remissions and exacerbations of multiple bone lesions which radiographically and pathologically have the appearance of hematogenous osteomyelitis. No consistent etiology can be identified, and antimicrobial agents seem to have no beneficial effect. A review of the appearances of imaging modalities and the clinical and pathologic manifestations is undertaken in seven cases of CRMO. No therapeutic regimen resulted in consistent clinical or radiographic improvement. We suggest the sequelae of this process are not as benign as previously reported.
KeywordsPublic Health Beneficial Effect Imaging Modality Antimicrobial Agent Osteomyelitis
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