Chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis is an autoimmune disorder that causes bone inflammation. What causes the condition is unknown, as no bacteria or infection are present when inflammation occurs.

Symptoms include:

  • Bone pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness in the skin
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Bone lesions

Doctors find that treatment with immunosuppressive medicines yields better results than using anti-inflammatory medicines.

Treatments include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medicines to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Immunosuppressive and biologic medicines to quiet the immune system
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation