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Subacute osteomyelitis masquerading as primary bone sarcoma: report of six cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20858161     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: We report a series of six immunocompetent patients who were believed initially to have primary bone sarcomas, but turned out to have subacute osteomyelitis.
METHODS: Case report and review of relevant literature.
RESULTS: All our patients were treated with antibiotics and recovered fully from the infection. Only one patient had a recurrence with the same offending microorganism, which resolved after a longer period of intravenous antibiotic.
CONCLUSIONS: Subacute osteomyelitis and bone tumors can be similar in presentation, and the key to proper diagnosis is histopathological and microbiological confirmation in biopsy specimens.
Amreeta Dhanoa; Vivek Ajit Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical infections     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1557-8674     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815642     Medline TA:  Surg Infect (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Monash University Sunway Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Bone and Bones / pathology,  radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Osteomyelitis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Osteosarcoma / diagnosis*,  pathology*
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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