Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible in monozygotic twins.

  title={Chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible in monozygotic twins.},
  author={Leena P. Ylikontiola and M Altonen and Matti Uhari and Anja Tiilikainen and Ky{\"o}sti S Oikarinen},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  volume={23 6 Pt 1},
Identical female twins with chronic sclerosing osteomyelitis of the mandible are presented. The diagnoses of both at the age of 12 years were based on typical history, and on clinical, radiographic, and histologic findings. High concentrations of IgA and IgG were detected in the serum of both patients, but deviations were not observed in other immunologic variables. The normally commensal organism, Propionibacterium acnes grew from a bone biopsy specimen from the mandible of one twin. No oral… CONTINUE READING

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