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Osteomielitis esclerosante crónica de Garrè en un niño con afectación sacra

Garre's chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis with sacral involvement in a child

S. Franco-Jiménez a, , J.F. Romero-Aguilar b, S. Bervel-Clemente b, M. Martínez-Váquez a, N. Álvarez-Benito a, P. Grande-Gutiérrez a, R.G. Maldonado-Yanza a

a Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología, Hospital Infanta Elena, Huelva, España
b Servicio de Cuidados Críticos y Urgencias, Hospital Infanta Elena, Huelva, España

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Osteomielitis. Multifocal. Esclerosante. Garrè. Crónico. Niños. Sacro.


Osteomyelitis. Multifocal. Sclerosing. Garrè. Chronic. Children. Sacrum.


We report the case of a 6 year old patient who started with abdominal pain and left sciatica, which did not improve after applying symptomatic treatment. A complete analytical and imaging study was performed, which showed a lesion in left S1 corresponding to Garrè’s chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis. The diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy of the lesion. Treatment was established with corticosteroids and anti-inflammatory drugs, obtaining a clinical improvement, although in the follow-up imaging tests 2 years after the onset of the symptoms, the lesion persists but with a significant reduction in its size.


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