Case Report & Review of Literature – the Unusual Case of Osteomyelitis of the Acromion



Localised acute osteomyelitis of the acromion has not been previously reported in the literature. We present a case report of a 15 year old male who presented with a 4 day history of shoulder tip pain and symptoms of SIRS. Investigation revealed localised osteomyelitis of the acromion with positive blood culture for staphylococcus. He was treated successfully with intravenous and oral antibiotics. In this article is discussed the aetiology, radiological appearances and treatment of osteomyelitis. This case report highlights the potential association of osteomyelitis with acne, the importance of its early recognition and treatment to avoid complications.


Osteomyelitis; Acromion; Acne; MRI

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