Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

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Definition

Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is an ailment wherein the bones of a child become painful and inflamed. The condition 'comes and goes', meaning there can be times when one doesn't have symptoms but experience occasional flare-ups.

Diagnosis

A series of scans and tests may need to be conducted to confirm diagnosis. An effective method for diagnosis is bone biopsy.

Treatment

Treatment options include antibiotic treatment for flare-ups, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, and physiotheraphy may also aid in improving flexibility and movement of the surrounding joints and bones. Severe case re often treated with standard steroid doses that lessens inflammation and allows bone healing. An operation may be required if bone lesions are extremely prominent and gives problems.

Symptoms and Signs

The condition produces lesions in the bone. These lesions may be symptom-free; however, in most cases they cause pain, skin redness, and swelling. This pain may be somewhat severe and can restrict the activities of a child. Painful attacks can mean that the child won't be able to attend classes or might require a hospital stay for treatment.

Causes

The exact cause of the condition is not known. The main implications for probable causes include autoimmune reaction, infectious disease, or immune system defect.

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