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Camel bites: report of severe osteolysis as late bone complications.
  1. A. A. al-Boukai,
  2. N. E. Hawass,
  3. P. J. Patel,
  4. T. M. Kolawole
  1. Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


    Four cases of severe osteolysis of bones subsequent to camel bite are described. The first had osteolysis of the ribs with traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. Two cases had similar appearances of gross osteolysis of the shafts of the radius and ulna, whilst one had osteolysis of the humeral shaft. The similarities in the radiological appearances especially of the gross osteolysis at the site of trauma are noted. The complications following mammal bites are discussed.

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