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Could You Have Osteomylitis Bone Infection Without Having A Fever
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
Pain/Redness: There is a wide range of symptoms, including pain, redness over the area, development of an abscess or a draining wound, fevers, chills or possibly none of these. There is blood work that can be collected that can be suggestive of an infection but the only sure way to know is to get a biopsy and collect cultures from the bone itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You said it :): Osteomyelitis is "infection in the bone". The source can start from a basic skin or joint infection that is not healing well - this can be a serious infection and usually requires IV antibiotics for a period of 6 weeks or more.- hope this was helpful :). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not likely but...: If you have an underlying medical problem such as diabetes or peripheral vascular disease, and if the infection spreads into the bloodstream and you are immunocompromised, death can (rarely) treat it. Taking it seriously, getting the medical and/or surgical care needed reduces the likelihood of this way down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for acute osteomylitis, (in femer bone) to spread to the brain? By accute, I am meaning I have had 3 surgeries to remove the infection
Hard to say: This is a good question but difficult to answer with any certainty. You see, bone infections can come in different ways. Sometimes a skin infection or ulcer gets deep enough that it gets into the bone. If that is the case, maybe it could have been treated and stopped before reaching the bone. Sometimes infection travels through the blood and settles into bone as well. ...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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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