Garre's sclerosing osteomyelitis

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Garre's sclerosing osteomyelitis is a type of chronic osteomyelitis also called proliferative periostitis, periostitis ossificans and Garré's sclerosing osteomyelitis.

It is a rare disease.[1] It mainly affects children and young adults.[2] It is associated with a low grade infection, which may be due to dental caries (cavities in the teeth).

The body of the mandible may show irregular lucent/opaque changes with subperiosteal opaque layering along inferior border. It is a chronic osteomyelitis with subperiosteal bone and collagen deposition.

It was first described by the Swiss surgeon Carl Garré.


  1. ^ Belli E, Matteini C, Andreano T (November 2002). "Sclerosing osteomyelitis of Garré periostitis ossificans". J Craniofac Surg. 13 (6): 765–8. PMID 12457091. 
  2. ^ Suma R, Vinay C, Shashikanth MC, Subba Reddy VV (2007). "Garre's sclerosing osteomyelitis". J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 25 Suppl: S30–3. PMID 17921638.