Osteomyelitis of the temporal bone in identical twin infants

June 13, 2011
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Abstract

Osteomyelitis of the skull base almost always occurs in elderly patients with diabetes; however, it may occur in patients with compromised immune function regardless of their age. We present the cases of a pair of immunocompetent, 2-year-old identical twins who experienced osteomyelitis of the temporal bone almost exactly 1 year apart. An incident such as this, in this age group, has never been reported in the literature.

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