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Table 3 Patient treatments and outcomes, children (n = 24) and adult patients

From: Chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis: a comparative study between children and adults

Variable Pediatric patients Adult patients
Treatment
  Antibiotic treatment, n (%) 15 (62.5%) 5/9 (56%)
  - Duration, weeks, mean (range) 4 (0–25) 5.1 (0–26)
NSAID, n (%) 20 (83.3%) 10 (100%)
  - NSAID continuously, n (%) 18 (75%) 2 (20%)
 Steroids, n (%) 8 (33.3%) 3 (30%)
  - systemic, n (%) 7 (29.2%) 2 (20%)
 DMARDS, n (%) 2 (8.3%) 3 (30%)
  - Sulfasalazine, n 1 1
  - Methotrexate, n 1 3
  - Leflunomide, n 0 1
  - Cyclosporine A, n 0 1
 Anti-TNF, n (%) 5 (20.8%) 1 (10%)
 Bisphosphonates, n (%) 13 (54.1%) 1 (10%)
Final outcome
 Remission, n (%) 15 (62.5%) 3 (30%)
 Complications, n (%) 8 (33.3%) 6 (60%)
 Fracture 2 (8.3%) 3 (30%)