Comprehensive Maxillofacial Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis of the jaws is a challenging disease for clinicians and patients despite many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Any adverse changes arising from any ...
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Clinical and Radiological Features

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Deepak Gupta, Soheyl Sheikh and Shambulingappa Pallagatti

Abstract

Thisis already discussed in the previous chapter that various classification systemsand nomenclatures of this disease have evolved with time. This is attributed to the fact that authors have classified osteomyelitis based on etiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, course, radiology, and histopathology. Osteomyelitis of the jaws presents with a varying clinical picture and henceforth it sometimes presents as a dilemmato the oral physician. This particular chapter highlights the various clinical features of different types of osteomyelitis as projected by the researchers from time to time. This will help the students as well as researchers to derive the facts about the superimposingclinical features of the types of osteomyelitis classified separately as wellas different clinical presentation of similar type of osteomyelitis highlighted by different authors in the literature.

Keywords:

Acute Suppurative Osteomyelitis, Adult Onset Primary Chronic Osteomyeiltis, Clinical features of Osteomyelitis of jaws, Early Onset Primary Chronic Osteomyelitis, Infantile osteomyelitis, Non-suppurative osteomyelitis, Primary Chronic Osteomyelitis, Secondary Chronic Osteomyelitis, Sub acute stage of Osteomyelitis, SAPHO syndrome, Zurich Classification of Osteomyelitis.

Affiliation:

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India