Category Archives: Mystery case

Jaw swelling and pain: a biography of CRMO

On Tuesday, I challenged readers to figure out the cause of a girl’s jaw swelling and pain.  Over 130 people read the story, and seven people submitted their responses on this website.  You can read the original case here.  Read below for the complete case, in addition to comments about the correct diagnosis. Continue reading Jaw swelling and pain: a biography of CRMO

Mystery case: jaw swelling and pain

Can you solve the mystery of a girl with unexplained episodes of jaw swelling and pain?  In this series, I will present the case of a patient I recently saw in clinic.  I will provide details of her history, physical exam, and medical tests.   Your job is to think like a doctor and answer the two questions below.   Continue reading Mystery case: jaw swelling and pain