Journal article

Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis: Review of orthopaedic complications at maturity

CM Duffy, PY Lam, M Ditchfield, R Allen, HK Graham

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics | Published : 2002


Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a childhood, bone disorder causing bone pain, swelling, malaise, and fever. A study of 22 children with CRMO, treated at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, was reported previously. This present study reviews 8 of these, together with 4 additional patients. The patients were interviewed and examined by the first two authors, who had not been involved in their management. The patients were 9 females and 3 males, with a mean age of 22 years (16-31 years). Age at onset of symptoms was between 4 and 11 years and duration 2.5-20 years. Only 1 patient experienced difficulties in school and in maintaining a job. However, only 2 patients exp..

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