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Could you get osteomyelitis twice?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Yes it's possible to get more than once.
Dr. Jake Heiney
20 years experience
Yes osteomyelitis: Osteomyelitis is difficult to eradicate and often can "reappear" even after years. But certainly it can occur more than once.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: May get recurrent osteomyelitis in same location if not treated thoroughly.May get osteomyelitis at different site.Multifocal osteo. can occur simultaneously in multiple locations.MRSA osteomyelitis has tendency to be multifocal.CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyeltis can affect 2 to 11 or more sites.Not necessarily at same time not caused by bacteria.Autoimmune process treated with NSAIDs
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 43 years experience
YES....: of course. Same bone or different bone.

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