A CASE REPORT OF CHRONIC SUPPURATIVE OSTEOMYLITIS OF MANDIBLE
*Dr. Joseph Johny, Dr. Athira Vijayan P. V., Dr. Indukrishna M. A., Dr. Krishnaprasad, Dr. Shafnas P. P.
Osteomyelitis is an inflammation of the bone and bone marrow that is most commonly caused by a staphylococcus aureus infection. It usually begins as an infection of medullary cavity rapidly involved the harvesion system and quickly extends to the periosteum of the area. It develops in the jaw after a chronic odontogenic infection or for a variety of other reasons such as trauma, inadequate treatment of fracture or irradiation to mandible. When antimicrobial agents or drainage prove unsuccessful, acute osteomyelitis may be become chronic. Here we present a case report of 56 year old male patient with osteomyelitis of mandible.
Keywords: Osteomyelitis, Sequestrum, Moth eaten appearance.
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