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Will biopsies help to detect osteomyelitis?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are a few ways to diagnose osteo .
From my experience, bone biopsies are done less these days because imaging modalities like MRI are so sensitive.

In brief: Yes

There are a few ways to diagnose osteo .
From my experience, bone biopsies are done less these days because imaging modalities like MRI are so sensitive.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Biopsy confirms diagnosis by identifying inflammatory cells in region.
Sometimes bacteria isolated. Osteomyelitis can be acute, subacute, and chronic.Biopsy usually done when diagnosis is in question or need to know with certainty type of organism for proper therapy.

In brief: Yes

Biopsy confirms diagnosis by identifying inflammatory cells in region.
Sometimes bacteria isolated. Osteomyelitis can be acute, subacute, and chronic.Biopsy usually done when diagnosis is in question or need to know with certainty type of organism for proper therapy.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Sampling the bone is arguably the best method, you can take half and send to pathology and the other half to microbiology for culture to find out the offending organism.

In brief: Yes

Sampling the bone is arguably the best method, you can take half and send to pathology and the other half to microbiology for culture to find out the offending organism.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Biopsies

Yes. But the patient should be removed from antibiotics for few weeks, then cultures and specimen should be obtained.
Otherwise will get false results.

In brief: Biopsies

Yes. But the patient should be removed from antibiotics for few weeks, then cultures and specimen should be obtained.
Otherwise will get false results.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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