Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
187 Doctors are Online

Child has swelling on clavicle joint, painful. Taken antibiotics. Osteomyelitis suspected. Identify disease

Dear Doctor, I am a 13 year old female. 4 months ago (April 2012) I noticed swelling on my Right S Clavicle Joint . I consulted an Ortho who recommended a series of Blood Tests, including TB and RA Factor, Ex-ray. All tests negative. By 2nd week of May, the pain on the swelling increased and I underwent another series of Blood Test, Xray , CT Scan and MRI under a different hospital. Nothing definite came out. Then a trephine Biopsy was under using Needle insertion into the bone. The test ruled out all known deceases. Between all these, the pain reduced. No medication was taken. two weeks later, shoulder pain started at night and the swelling increased. I consulted an Oncologist who recommended an open biopsy. The Biopsy along with a series of blood tests were done. No known deceases could be diagnosed. I was administered Antibiotic (Amphicilian), Combiflam, Bidanzen forte and the pain disappeared and my shoulder movement is back to normal. The swelling has also come down marginally. As of now although the doctors have ruled out know deceases, they could not find anything definite, although they suspect Ostemyelitis. Request your help to identify my decease. If you wish I can mail you complete reports. Thanking you Ruby YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  23
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
To diagnose osteoyelitis you need to have an X-ray of the affected area and get the related blood investigations done. This will help in proper diagnosis.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Thu, 19 Jun 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor