Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis Mimicking InfectionYacoub, Abraham T. MD; Khwaja, Sara I. MD, MS; Greene, John N. MD, FACPInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p e93–e94 doi: 10.1097/IPC.0000000000000152 Case Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract: Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is commonly confused with hematogenous bacterial osteomyelitis. It is a rare, inherited, autoinflammatory disease of children, adolescents, and occasionally, adults. The CRMO causes focal skeletal pain and tenderness at the site of inflammation that can greatly limit physical activity. We present 2 patients of CRMO who underwent an extensive workup to rule out an infectious cause. From the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL. Correspondence to: John N. Greene, MD, FACP, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, FOB-3, Tampa, FL 33612-9497. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.