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Can You Get Bone Infection From A Leg Ulcer
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more
Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Define blood infexn: When we say blood infection we are usually talking about sepsis, when the infection gets into your blood stream and your body is mounting a severe defense against it (called inflammation). The most severe one is usually caused by bacterial infection that has spread into the blood from skin or any organ (such as lung infection aka pneumonia). You could have a viral sepsis but it is rare. ...Read more
Not likely unless: You have inadequate blood circulation on your feet. But if you have diabetes or other condition that might impair healing, you might develop a serious staph infection. Make sure it is clean and keep it elevated if there is any swelling. If you develop any redness, see a doctor right away. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?
Skin?: If you are referring to visible bruising in the skin it is not usually arterial bleeding. Rather it is localized small veins and capillaries. Deeper muscle injury can involve smaller arterioles which quickly retract and stop bleeding. All else being normal bruises are reabsorbed over time and resolve. ...Read more
Completely different: A bladder infection often presents with burning on urination, increased frequency and urgency, pain or discomfort above your pubis and rarely, fever and other systemic symptoms. Blood in the urine does occur with some forms of bladder infection, but this is typically different from vaginal bleeding. ...Read more
Sepsis...: Sepsis occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream. It is possible for the bacteria to enter the blood from a cut or scrape. It is less likely if the cut or scrape is kept clean and an antibacterial ointment is applied. Keep it covered until it heals. If these steps are taken, it is very unlikely that sepsis will develop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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