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Title: Recurrent multifocal chronic osteitis: a case report
Author(s): BOUAJINA E, HARZALLAH L, ZEGLAOUI H, GHANNOUCHI M, RAMMEH N, BEL HADJ SLAMA K
Journal: Acta Clinica Belgica
Volume: 60 Issue: 3 Date: 2005
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a recognized condition that usually affects children and adolescents. It’s characterized by insidious onset of local swelling and pain in affected bones. Clinical, biological and especially radiological abnormalities are suggestive of septic osteomyelitis, so the diagnosis is delayed. Bone biopsy with culture is certainly necessary to rule out bacterial osteomyelitis and bone tumor. Authors report the case of a 27-year-old man in whom the diagnosis of CRMO was done after 14 years course.