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Periostitis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 M90.1
ICD-9 730
DiseasesDB 29059
MeSH D010522

Periostitis is a medical condition caused by inflammation of the periosteum, a layer of connective tissue that surrounds bone. The condition is generally chronic, and is marked by tenderness and swelling of the bone and an aching pain.

Causes

Acute periostitis is due to infection, is characterized by diffuse formation of pus, severe pain, constitutional symptoms, and usually results in necrosis. It can be caused by excessive physical activity as well, as in the case of shin splints (tibial periostitis). Congenital infection with syphilis can also cause periostitis in newborn infants.

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