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Periostitis

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Synopsis

Inflammation of the periosteum, the covering of bones. Generally chronic, but may be acute.
  • Chronic – Manifests with tenderness and swelling of the bone and an aching pain, and may be due to systemic inflammatory disorders.
  • Noninfectious acute – Shin splints in athletes is a common cause.
  • Infectious acute – Typically manifests with diffuse suppuration, severe pain, and systemic symptoms; it often results in necrosis.

Codes

ICD10CM:
M86.9 – Ostemyelitis, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
41910004 – Periostitis

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Last Updated: 10/21/2015
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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Periostitis
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Periostitis : Alkaline phosphatase elevated, Arm pain, Bone pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Pain out of proportion to exam findings, Polyarthralgia
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