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Unformatted text preview: bony lesions, destruction of cartilage. Process involves the proximal femur, ileum, ischium. 1.2. What is this process? Differential diagnosis includes • Osteomyelitis • Cancer 2. Osteomyelitis Definition -Infectious process involving the various components of bone characterized by progressive inflammatory destruction of bone, necrosis and new bone formation. Acute osteomyelitis -usually evolves over several weeks Chronic osteomyelitis -usually evolves over months. Long-standing infection characterized by the persistence of microorganisms, low-grade inflammation, presence of dead bone ("sequestrum") and/or foreign material, and fistulous tracts...
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course BSC BSC1086 taught by Professor Joystewart during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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