Polyostotic bone lesions in adults

Common causes of polyostotic bone lesions in adults include:

  • inflammatory
    • arthritic or synovial-based lesions
  • metabolic
    • primary hyperparathyroidism
    • secondary hyperparathyroidism (renal osteodystrophy) with brown tumors
  • infection
    • osteomyelitis
      • bacterial
      • tuberculous
      • fungal
      • smallpox residual
  • others
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rID: 12878
Section: Gamuts
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