Definition of periostitis in English:


Line breaks: peri|ost¦itis
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪɒˈstʌɪtɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • Inflammation of the membrane enveloping a bone.
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    • Less common features include clubbing, periostitis, amyloidosis, and granulomatous disease of bone and joint.
    • It is important to rule oat underlying and treatable problems, such as stress fracture, Baker's cyst, soft tissue mass, pes planus, muscle herniation, or diffuse periostitis, before considering a surgical solution.
    • The male had severe periostitis (bone disease) for many years, which may even have caused some neurological disorders.

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