Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: report of a case

S T Jou, J M Chen, C Y Lee
Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 1992, 91 (6): 630-4
We report on a Chinese boy with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO). The eight-year-old boy presented with intermittent exacerbation and spontaneous remission of bone pain at two bone sites, associated with local erythema, swelling and tenderness. The white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, calcium and phosphate were normal or mildly elevated. The roentgenogram and scintigram were consistent with osteomyelitis. The pathologic feature of the bone biopsy specimens was compatible with osteomyelitis. However, no organisms were consistently isolated from culture, and the disease was unaffected by antimicrobial therapy. CRMO is an uncommon childhood disease of still unknown etiology. It is the purpose of this paper to present our experience with the first case in a Chinese person and to review the literature with a discussion of what is currently known about CRMO.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"