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What are the symptoms of osteomyelitis?

What are the symptoms of osteomyelitis?

Ususally pain: Swelling and redness particularly if bone close to skin surface.Fever. If pus in bone is under great pressure bone pain is likely to occur. if cortex or periosteum of bone contains abscess formation pain is also an issue due to pressure. Sometimes purulent material can cause infarction of bone , another sometimes painful process.Blood tests usually show elevated white blood cells and inflammation ...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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What are the symptoms of osteomyelitis?

What are the symptoms of osteomyelitis?

Ususally pain: Swelling and redness particularly if in bone close to skin surface. If pus in bone is under great pressure bone pain is likely to occur. if cortex or periosteum of bone contains abscess formation pain is also an issue due to pressure. Sometimes purulent material can cause infarction of bone , another sometimes painful process. Blood tests usually show elevatted white blood cells and inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

What is the worst outcome of osteomyelitis in the spinal cord?

Paralysis: It can result in collapse of the vertebra with compression of the spinal cord. The paralysis in this case would be permanent. ...Read more

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Do I have symptoms of osteomyelitis if my shin is staying reddened and hurts a bit?

I am not sure: Those finding could resemble osteomyelitis but it is not enough to make the diagnosis, you need bon scan or MRI to find out. Also osteomyelitis have fever other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

What are symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

Pain and smell: You will experience pain radiating through the area of the extraction. Also, if you gently rub a q-tip in the socket it will have a severe stench called feder oris or foul smell. This is a dry socket. Either a clot or "scab" was lost or never formed and sometimes your body will treat it as a foreign body and dissolve . See a dentist for treatment which is easy and provides quick relief. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

What are the main symptoms of osteomyelitis after tooth extraction?

Swelling and pain: Osteomyelitis is advanced bone inflammation usually after untreated dry socket following the extraction, it's usually very painfull from the massive infection.. ...Read more

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Is osteomyelitis painful?

Can be: If pus in bone is under great pressure bone pain is likely to occur. if cortex or perisoteium of bone contains abscess formation pain is also an issue due to pressure. Sometimes purulent material can cause infarction of bone , another sometimes painful process. ...Read more

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Could you get osteomyelitis twice?

Could you get osteomyelitis twice?

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 ...Read more

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What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...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