HAROLD R. ROEHM, M.S., M.D.
Primary osteomyelitis of the ribs in children is not a common condition in this country judging from reports to be found in the literature. Farr1 reported five cases in a series of 98 patiens with osteomyelitis, and Phemister2 three in a series of 320 cases.
Ameline, 3 and Parcelier and Chauvenet4 give credit to Jaboulay for the first description of the disease in 1885, and to Lannelongue for the second published report in 1890. Since the first report Amelilne has found in European literature reports of approximately 100 cases in patients pf all ages.
Secondary osteomyelitis of ribs is more
ROEHM HR. PRIMARY COSTAL OSTEOMYELITIS1: REPORT OF A CASE. Ann Intern Med. ;9:200–206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-2-200
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(2):200-206.
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