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Is It Possible For Certain Infections In The Finger To Erode The Bone
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
Got a fish bone in my finger took it out but dis happened 2monts ago now da same part is swollen and it hurts should i worry can dis cause infection?
Broke my finger 3 weeks ago. Last week i developed a red hot, patch at base of one of the broken bones. Skin hasn't been broken. Infection possible?
Broken finger: Yes this is a complication, and you should see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?
Very swollen middle right finger at the last joint but numb but to the top but painfull to the palm of my hand feels like in the bone. Infection prob?
The? Is confusing-: -but it sounds like the tip of the finger is swollen & tight as well as numb. If there was a penetrating wound, like a thorn... It could B an infection in the pulp of the tip, but these initially R very painful. If it's more in the joint area, it could B a tendon sheath infec. Both conditions R serious, if it is painful 2 flex it, call Ur ortho guy 4 eval. ...Read more
What is the prognosis for a 75 yr old who had a massive stroke and now has MRSA infection in his finger bone? COPD,alcoholism, atrial fibrillation
Too many variables: There are so many variable regarding prognosis after stroke, and the presence of associated diseases creates even more variables. There are tables regarding degrees of consciousness and outcome, but these are not definitive even if they are historically relevant. Suggest you speak to the treating physician(s) involved in care and have most of the historical information. ...Read more
How does one differentiate between infection n malignancy in the bone marrow plasma cell percentage?
Monoclonal or not: Malignant plasma cells are monoclonal in that they are copies of each other and produce the same antibody. This antibody can be identified in urine or blood tests in malignancy. Increased plasma cells due to infection are polyclonal (not copies of each other) and produce non-identical antibodies. ...Read more
Depends: Like real estate, location is so important. Depends on the injury type, location, and nature of problem. I would consult a hand surgeon to help determine what the best way to help you heal. Sometimes it's okay to leave tiny fragments alone too, as long as it does not affect the function of the finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bonemarrow infection: 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 will lead to cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more
Antibiotics/Surgery: Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone, usually caused by bacteria. Typically, the infected and/or dead bone needs to be surgically removed. Once the bone has been cultured and the type of bacteria identifed, appropriate antibiotic therapy is started. Some infections require long term IV antibiotics (6 or more weeks). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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