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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-179

Chronic suppurative osteomyelitis of the mandible


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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K Mallikarjun
Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, A-1/8, Lakhanpur, Kanpur 208 024, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.84696

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Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone or bone marrow, usually caused by pyogenic bacteria or mycobacterium. Osteomyelitis, inflammatory process of the bone and its structures, can be acute or chronic. Taking a journey from a nonsurgical 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. The injudicious use of antibiotics and delay in providing the requisite treatment can cause devastating effects as in the case of an 11-year-old child. A case report on treating osteomyelitis through medication and realizing that surgical excision remains the only realistic approach, the report talks about the investigations and treatment planning done to deal with it.






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