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Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: Two Cases of Sacral Disease Responsive to Corticosteroids

Wendy Holden and Joel David

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 40, issue 4, pages 616-619
Published in print February 2005 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online February 2005 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/427217
Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: Two Cases of Sacral Disease Responsive to Corticosteroids

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Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is a rare inflammatory form of osteomyelitis of unknown etiology. It affects children and adolescents, and signs and symptoms include recurrent episodes of bone pain, tenderness, possible constitutional upset, and increased inflammatory markers. We present 2 patients with cases of chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis affecting the sacrum who responded dramatically to treatment with corticosteroids.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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