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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 500-503

An etiological dilemma in osteomyelitis: A case report


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KMCT Dental College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Aparna Muraleedharan
Padmasree House, Kottooli Post, Kozhikode - 673 016
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1363.170481

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Osteomyelitis is an acute or chronic inflammatory process that can involve cortical and trabecular aspects of bone or bone marrow. This case report describes an interesting presentation of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis in a 22-year-old male patient who visited the dental clinic with a chief complaint of facial asymmetry and esthetic concern only. The history, examination, radiographic and histopathological investigations contributed to the diagnosis of chronic suppurative osteomyelitis; however, the etiology remained a dilemma. Treatment included surgical debridement and curettage followed by antibiotics.


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