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Could long term osteomyelitis still stay in the body?

Could long term osteomyelitis still stay in the body?

Yes: Osteomyelitis is hard to diagnose and treat. It can remain dormant for years or decades, even after aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Bone Infection (Definition)

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


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Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Is osteomyelitis caused by long term ingrown tonail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail.Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Could osteomyelitis be caused by long term ingrown toenail?

Yes: Ingrown toenails most commonly involve big toe, but can involve any toenail.Nail becomes ingrown when one or both sides grow into the skin of toe. Skin then becomes red, swollen and painful. Sometimes nail actually breaks the skin and causes a localized infection which may become more acutely painful and cause drainage from the side of the toe. If ignored, can progress to osteomyelitis. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about osteomyelitis. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

I read a blog post about osteomyelitis. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection of bone.Most commonly in metaphysis(toward end of bone) in adults in children can also be multifocal, more than one bone, and occur in epiphysis(end) , diaphysis(shaft), and other locations(apophyses, flat bones).Etiology bacterial (most common staph.) and fungal.Most virulent osteomyelitis recently is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) which can affect entire bo ...Read more

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Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

Why does the antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis take so long?

See below: Most cases of osteomyelitis in adults need surgery and antibiotics. Because it takes 6 weeks for debrided bone to be covered by soft tissue, and experience that shorter courses of antibiotics have a higher relapse rate, 4-6 weeks of IV antibiotics is recommended. In models of osteomyelitis 4 weeks of antibiotics was more effective in sterilizing bone than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Can you still have osteomyelitis or sepsis and have normal blood work?

Can you still have osteomyelitis or sepsis and have normal blood work?

Yes: Osteomyelitis often does not cause any change in blood tests. Sepsis is an infection of the blood and almost always causes changes to blood tests and will make the patient very sick. ...Read more

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M suffering frm osteomyelitis frm past 5 years in left femur bone n undergone 10 surgeries but still it is not cured .. Cn it be cured by homeopathy?

Scientific evidence?: Osteomyelitis is a very difficult problem to have and to treat. The key to success is complete removal of all non-viable tissue. A deep infection should be treated aggressively (as if it were cancer), leaving no suspicious tissue behind. If that somehow cannot be done where you are, seek higher level of care at a university medical center. This is not the time to go with unproven treatment. ...Read more

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Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Osteomyelitis diagnosis confirmed. Will remove 5th met head. How will this impact my ability to walk/hike long distances? Rehab needed?

Only time will tell: It depends on how much bone is removed, recurrence, healing. Ur surgeon will B able 2 address these questions as time passes. Just the surgery alone does not mean clear painless sailing. The answer will B revealed as time passes. ...Read more

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A long history of osteomyelitis in my foot I now have a caused by a screw that I stepped on by accident and is not healing why?

 A long history of osteomyelitis in my foot I now have a caused by a screw that I stepped on by accident and is not healing why?

When you say not: healing the problem is we don't know what treatment you tried so far…antibiotics should be guided by bone culture. Antibiotic impregnanted beads may be helpful, infected bone may have to be removed, sometimes, hyperbaric oxygen can be helpful. Would need to know more to me of more help... ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone where bacteria invade the bone and bone marrow. ...Read more