Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis: Are Mycoplasmas Involved?

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  • To the Editor: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is an unusual disorder of uncertain origin.1,2 We recently evaluated a young girl with this disorder. She had had growth failure since the age of eight months and a recurrent rash resembling erythema multiforme. By the age of two she had had two episodes of suspected osteomyelitis; one resolved spontaneously, and the other was treated with oxacillin. At the age of eight she had recurrent leg pains. X-ray films showed lytic lesions in the distal femoral and radial metaphyses. On admission to the hospital she limped, but had no fever, arthritis, or bone…, No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words. © 1987, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Hummell DS; Anderson SJ; Wright PF; Cassell GH; Waites KB
  • Start Page

  • 510
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  • 511
  • Volume

  • 317
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  • 8