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Salmonella osteomyelitis spine

A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Salmonella osteo: This depends upon whether this is acute vs. Chronic osteomyelitis. In the chronic form you may need input from an orthopedical surgeon for debridement ... Read More
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY: This is frequently seen with sickle cell disease. Quinolones or later generation cephalosporins may work. Dr. Latva

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Ask infectious Disea: Osteomyelitis usually require antibiotics for 6 weeks preferable intravenously because the poor penetration of most antibiotics to the bone. The best ... Read More
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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Surgery: Osteomyelitis is a grave problem. You need proper evaluation for the correct treatment indication. Normally surgery is one of the tools we have in ass ... Read More
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Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
BONE BIOPSY: A surgeon should get a bone biopsy and culture. The results will provide the answer as to which antibiotic is best. Surgical removal of the osteomyeli ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
Serum deficiency: Sickle cell patients have an abnormal red blood cell shape. Long bones, particularly at the epiphyseal plates in children, are most vulnerable due to ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Not just salmonella: The most common cause of osteomyelitis in patients with sickle cell disease is actually staphylococcus, not salmonella. Sickle patients develop areas ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sickle cell disease: Although salmonella frequently cause osteomyelitis in sickle cell dz patients, it isn't the most common cause - the most common cause remains staphylo ... Read More
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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Question unclear: If you have a 4 year old with these conditions you should have them seen by a pediatric infectious diseases expert. If this is in an adult it is very ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Very unlikely: I wonder if the patient had a diskitis, an extension of subacute osteomyelitis of vertebra to "disk." affected children often refuse to walk or limp. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes...: Although rare, it can happen. Once the bacteria are inside your body, they can travel through your blood vessels and infect different areas of the bo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Osteomyelitis: is a bone infection. Why would jumping on a trampoline cause a bone infection?? I do not think the child has osteomyelitis based on the history given.
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Johnson
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nonspecific finding : Sclerotic lesions on a radiograph are areas of increased bone density and are very nonspecific findings. The typical osteomyelitis is not diagnosed r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Localized infections often have negative blood culture.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes you should: Salmonella does not usually cause UTIs at least in the U.S. The fact that you have a Salmonella infection that is resistant to the antibiotics that h ... Read More
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