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How bad is osteomyelitis in a teenager? Do they get full recovery or not?

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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Serious

Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection in the bone.
This infection requires 4 to 6 weeks (or more) of intravenous antibiotics. In some cases, surgery is required for complete healing. In most cases, with early recognition and appropriate therapy, a complete recovery can be expected.

In brief: Serious

Osteomyelitis is a bacterial infection in the bone.
This infection requires 4 to 6 weeks (or more) of intravenous antibiotics. In some cases, surgery is required for complete healing. In most cases, with early recognition and appropriate therapy, a complete recovery can be expected.
Dr. Steven Neish
Dr. Steven Neish
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2 doctors agree

In brief: BAD

Osteomyelitis is bad, regardless of age.
Aggressive treatment with antibiotics and/or surgery can result in a successful outcome. Dr. Latva

In brief: BAD

Osteomyelitis is bad, regardless of age.
Aggressive treatment with antibiotics and/or surgery can result in a successful outcome. Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Osteomyelitis

It is a difficult infection to treat requiring anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and sometimes surgical debridement.
It is certainly curable, but the type and location of bone determines the course.

In brief: Osteomyelitis

It is a difficult infection to treat requiring anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks of intravenous antibiotics and sometimes surgical debridement.
It is certainly curable, but the type and location of bone determines the course.
Dr. Steven Saunders
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