Case Presentation of a Nine-Year-Old Female With Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis.
Multifocal bone pain in a pediatric patient prompts a broad differential diagnosis, which should include chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), particularly when the patient has a personal or family history of autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammatory disorders. CRMO is a difficult diagnosis, as several similar disorders must be ruled out first, and it requires extensive verification based on clinical, radiological, and pathological criteria. It often mimics other medical diagnoses, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis and infectious osteomyelitis. Maintaining a high index of suspicion for CRMO is important to minimize unnecessary medical testing, optimize pain control, and preserve physical function. We present the case of a nine-year-old female who presented with multifocal bone pain and was diagnosed with CRMO.
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Huang, E., Wolfe, V. G., Yaeger, S. K., & Fugok, K. L. (2023). Case Presentation of a Nine-Year-Old Female With Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis. Cureus, 15(4), e38054. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.38054
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students