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July 1938


Arch Surg. 1938;37(1):46-73. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01200010049004

Some years ago there came under my observation a case of superficial osseous destruction—osteoperiostitis—showing peculiar clinical and anatomic characteristics as well as diagnostic difficulties (case 1). During the winter of 1935 a second case presented itself, with a strikingly similar history, clinical course, roentgenographic appearance and pathologic condition (case 2). These were obviously cases of bony infection by attenuated organisms of low virulence (staphylococci). The infection was indolent from its beginning and at no time caused the usual local or general acute symptoms. It was in many ways different from other acute and subacute forms of osseous infection, especially from those described by Brodie and Garré. Since these 2 cases were observed, 2 others with similar characteristics have presented themselves.

The condition corresponds to that described in medical literature as "osteoperiostitis albuminosa." It is not mentioned in the usual standard works on surgery or pathology, and reference is made to

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