Osteomyelitis of the humerus

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Reduced right shoulder movements for 5 - 6 days.

Patient Data

Age: 25 day old neonate
X-ray

Magnified view of the humerus revealed proximal humeral metaphyseal lytic focus with benign type periosteal reaction in diaphysis suggest osteomyelitis.

Enlarged soft tissue shadow around right shoulder joint with increased density, that suggests associated joint effusion.

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