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Symmetrical Brodie's abscess.
  1. A. F. Chambler,
  2. P. J. Chapman-Sheath,
  3. M. F. Pearse,
  4. J. Hollingdale
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Central Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK.


    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis is often confused with symmetrical Brodie's abscess as it has a similar pathogenesis. We report an otherwise healthy 17-year-old boy presenting with a true symmetrical Brodie's abscess. We conclude that a symmetrical Brodie's abscess presenting in an otherwise healthy patient is a separate clinical condition with a different management protocol.

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