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1

osteoporosis

DEXA , or quantitative CT measure bone density. NO LABS for dx.

2

Pagets dis (osteitis deformans)

o Radiographic findings.
o Enlarged bone w thick, coarsened cortices and cancellous bone.
o Active dz: wedge shaped lytic leading edge progressing along the bone 1cm/yr.
o ↑ serum ALK phos.
o Normal calcium, phosphorous.

3

pyogenic osteomyelitis

o Lytic bone lesion surrounded by sclerosis on radiograph.
o Some untreated cases may have (+) blood culture.
o Pathogen ID requires biopsy & bone cultures.

4

silver stain --> see spirochete

Skeletal Syphilis (congenital)