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Brodie's Abscess: Description, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Description of the disease

Brodie's abscess is a form of acute osteomyelitis characterized by the formation of a purulent focus in the bone tissue, which usually occurs in childhood.


  • Active Brodie's abscess
  • Passive Brodie's abscess
  • Clinical Brodie's abscess


  • Pain in the affected bone area
  • Swelling and redness of the skin
  • Fever
  • General weakness and malaise


The cause of Brodie's abscess is usually a bacterial infection that penetrates the bone through microtrauma or the bloodstream.


  • Clinical examination and history
  • X-ray
  • CT or MRI
  • Blood analysis


Treatment includes antibiotic therapy, drainage of the purulent focus, and in some cases, surgical intervention.


  • Observance of hygiene rules
  • Prevention of trauma
  • Timely treatment of infections


Brodie's abscess is treated by an orthopedic surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.