Ewing Sarcoma is sometimes misdiagnosed as Abscess

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Abscess, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Ewing Sarcoma.

Ewing’s sarcoma effects 10-20 year old’s is a rare type of tumour that grows in the bones, cartilage, or nerves surrounding the bone. Bone tumour is the most common form of the disease and symptoms include a lump near the skin that is warm to the touch, constant low grade fever, bone pain that gets worse at night or while exercising, broken bones without cause, weight loss, extreme fatigue, loss of bladder control, and limping because your legs hurt. As this cancer is so rare it can be misdiagnosed as osteosarcoma, periapical lesions of maxillary incisors, traumatic hematoma, rheumatoid arthritis, acute leukemia and neuroblastoma.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Bone pain, broken bones without obvious cause, weight loss, fatigue, lump near skin that feels warm and soft, constant low fever, limping

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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