Chronic Suppurative Osteomyelitis of the mandible- A Case Report

K., Mallikarjun; Anil, Kohli; Arvind, K.; V., Vatsala; Bhayya, Deepak P.; Shyagali, Tarulatha R.
April 2011
Journal of International Oral Health;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p57
Academic Journal
Case Study
Osteomyelitis is an infection of bone or bone marrow, usually caused by pyogenic bacteria or mycobacterium. Osteomyelitis can be acute or chronic, inflammatory process of the bone and its structures. Taking a journey from non surgical approach to a surgical one, it appeared to be, One Osteomyelitis revenge against all our efforts. The pain, the pus, the new bone formation and all the trouble, this case showed it all. Injudicious use of antibiotics and delay in providing the requisite treatment can cause devastating effects as in the case of an 11year old child. A case report on treating Osteomyelitis through medication and realizing that surgical excision remains the only realistic approach, the report tells you about the investigations and treatment planning done to deal with it.


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